Kai nok grataa (fried sweet potato balls)

    1 hour 35 mins

    This anytime snack is like a doughnut, but slightly more dense. They are best eaten warm.


    Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
    23 people made this

    Makes: 30 balls

    • 500 grams sweet potatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup tapioca flour
    • 1/2 each chicken egg
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 litre for frying vegetable oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:30min resting  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Wash and steam potatoes.
    2. Peel and run potato through the food mill, press through a sieve or smash with a fork. Work the salt and sugar into the potatoes.
    3. Add half the tapioca flour, plain flour, all the baking powder and the half egg. Mix until flours get worked in. Add the remaining flours and continue to work in. If the dough is too dry, add a bit of milk. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes.
    4. Roll the dough into 2 cm balls.
    5. Heat the oil until hot and drop the balls into the oil. Press the balls into the oil so they puff up. Fry the balls until golden brown and drain.


    While frying, pressing the balls down into the oil will encourage the balls to puff, creating a hollow middle.

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    I cant wait to make these but ill put sesame seeds on the outside because I had them that way before.  -  14 Nov 2013


     -  11 May 2013