Tuesday 8 November 2011


Yum yam! Yams, the delicious orange coloured tuber that takes the spotlight on Thanksgiving are actually sweet potatoes. These vitamin packed sweet spuds are very abundant and well loved in Southeast Asia. The more common ones are starchy unlike the more common moist fleshed, orange coloured variety. They are eaten all year round simply steamed as a snack or used as an ingredient in recipes. 

I made these little snacks from delicious sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes I've used here are moist, bright orange ones called kumara. After being cooked and mashed, they are simply mixed with eggs and flour to make puffy, fluffy little dumplings. They are just the perfect nibble to go with your cup of tea. Serve with a light dusting of confectioner's sugar or rolled in cinnamon sugar. 


2 sweet potatoes sliced crosswise
2 eggs
1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsps. baking powder


Put the sweet potato slices in a bowl and microwave on full power for 4 minutes. Pass through a potato ricer or mash with a fork. 

Measure 1 c. (packed) of mashed sweet potato and mix with the eggs, butter, sugar, salt, flour and baking powder. 

Heat up a pan with enough oil to deep fry. Drop scant teaspoonfuls of the batter into the oil when hot. Use a teaspoon to scoop up the batter and another to push it off the spoon. 

Fry on medium heat until golden. The oil should not be too hot or the outside of the dumplings will be too brown and the inside uncooked. 

Dust with confectioner's sugar or roll in cinnamon sugar before serving.

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  1. I often use sweet potato(Kumara).Never made dumplings of them.But they look yummy,sure will try:)

  2. These little snacks looks tempting; and it is a healthy snack. Thanks for this post.

  3. I've never tried sweet potato dumplings but am sure they taste divine! thanks for sharing.

  4. Cooking is never my talent. I will try this for my kids. Thanks Adora!


  5. What a great idea! I'm impress to see how fluffy you got them. I bet they were so good you could eat a whole batch yourself. I know I could.

  6. These look fantastic. I love sweet potatoes! Plus - your pictures make them look even more delicious. Great post!

  7. These look fantastic. The're kind of like a fritter, right? A sweet donut hole. I have sweet potatoes and think they've just found a way to be used. :)

  8. Hi this looks superb we make this type potato and chickpea savory snack. but ur one is new for me must try.

  9. Wow - Adora, these are incredible! ...and SO pretty! I see you have a potato ricer, too. One of my favorite tools this time of year

  10. Oh, I bet these are fantastic! I can't wait to try these! Maybe sprinkled with a cinnamon/clove sugar? *commences drooling*

  11. For a potato lover like myself, this is a great snack!! Hmmm... I'm too scared to make it because I know I'll be eating 80% of it... I'm so serious!

  12. These sweet potatoes dumplings make me crave for those similar ones that my mil used to make for us last time! ;)
    Maybe I should make some for her now instead huh? ;D

  13. I am in love with sweet potatoes! These look SO good!


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