Called “番薯旦” in Chinese, they are made with sweet potatoes, flour and sugar. They are usually coated with sesame seeds and deep-fried.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED SWEET POTATO BALLS?
Making these sweet dough balls are very easy. First, boil the sweet potatoes until the inside is cooked through.
Next, peel off the skin and keep the sweet potatoes. Mash and combine well with flour, sugar and water to form a dough.
Roll the dough into balls and coat them with sesame seeds. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF SWEET POTATOES TO USE?
As a general rule of thumb, you should use the sweet potatoes with pale yellow color flesh inside.
This type of potatoes make the best sweet potato balls. Avoid using orange or purple color sweet potatoes.
CAN I USE AIR FRYER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE?
Absolutely. Use air fryer to make healthy sweet potato balls that are not deep-fried.