One of my overdue posts . . . Something I also wanted to include in my entry to Lasang Pinoy 10 . . . A simple delicacy that supposedly originated from Batanes province [ islands ], in the northern Philippines.
1 kilo Sweet Potatoes [ Kamote ]
3/4 cup Brown sugar
3 cups Rice flour or all-purpose flour
1 cup Water
1 1/2 cups Oil for deep frying
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into short and thin strips. Soak kamote strips in a bowl of water with ice while doing this process. [ Soaking the kamote strips in ice will produce crispier fritters. ]
Prepare batter by mixing flour and sugar in a bowl of water. Mix well. Remove kamote from iced water, drain excess water. Add sweet potatoes to the batter and mix until well-coated.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of the mixture into a shallow saucer. Flatten and slip into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy.