I first came across this particular snack when I was asked to come along to a Taiwanese potluck lunch at one of my friend’s house. I am lead to believe that potluck is an North American term for a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish. My contribution was Vietnamese crepes (banh xeo) with fish sauce dip (nuoc mam).
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and sinced then I have hosted one myself and I will continue to do so in the near future as well. If you love food the same way as I do then potluck will be right up your street and I would definitely recommend it. You get to taste all different types of food from all walks of life. Hmm…depending on who you invite though! You may occassionally get one guest bringing food that you cannot endure. But hopefully this won’t happen all the time.
My version is different…
I used the recipe that my friend gave me to make these snacks but I just felt that the mixture was too dry. So I decided to add a tiny amount of water to it. Therefore you’ll find that the middle of the snack is soft and chewy, similar to mochi but the outer skin is a little crunchy.
You can use any type of sweet potatoes to make these snacks. I used purple sweet potatoes because I felt the colour would appeal more to my children than orange. And I was right! As they managed to eat quite a few of them.
I have also recently found out that the local people of Okinawa in Japan consume purple sweet potatoes in large quantities and this is apparently one of the reasons why they live for a very long time. It’s high in vitamin A, vitamin C, maganese and has 150 per cent more antioxidant than blueberries.
Happy cooking everyone! 🙂
Step 1 – Peel and slice the sweet pototoes.
Step 2 – Steam the sweet potatoes
Step 3 – Mash the sweet potatoes
Step 4 – Add all the ingredients together and mix well
Step 5 – Roll the mixture in to a ball and knead a couple of times
Step 6 – Tear away small pieces and roll into a ball and then flatten until there is no dough left
Step 7 – Add them to a baking tray lined with baking paper
Step 8 – Cook it in the oven for 15 mins at 180 celsiusRecipe Card
- 200g Sweet Potatoes
- 15g Olive Oil
- 30g of sugar
- 120g Tapioca Starch
- 3 tbsp of water
- 01. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes
- 02. Steam the sweet potatoes (10 mins)
- 03. Mash the sweet potatoes
- 04. Add all the ingredients together
- 05. Roll the mixture in to a ball and knead a couple of times
- 06. Tear away small pieces and roll into a ball and then flatten until there is no dough left
- 07. Add them to a baking tray lined with baking paper
- 08. Cook it in the oven for 15 mins at 180 celsius
- You can use any type of sweet potatoes.
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