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Fragrant Sweet Potato Balls

Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods

Fragrant Sweet Potato Balls
1 medium sweet potato (about half pound), peeled and diced
1/2 cup sweet potato powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup mashed brown bean or sweetened bean paste
1 cup oil
4 Tablespoons blanched chopped toasted almonds
1. Steam sweet potato in a rice cooker or boil them for fifteen minutes. Then set them aside and allow them to come to room temperature, then mash.
2. Mix sweet potato powder and sugar with half cup of warm water and knead until a paste has formed. Then mix in the mashed sweet potato and divide into eight portions, flattening each one.
3. Take one tablespoon brown bean paste and put it on one flattened sweet potato, directly in the center. Repeat until all are done, then close the sweet potato mixture around the bean paste. With your finger, slightly wet the top of each ball then press it into the chopped nuts.
4. Heat oil and fry half of the balls, in about two minutes they will float to the top, when they do, remove them to paper towels and fry the second batch.
Serve when hot.

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