Kamote Cue

Kamote Cue

Kamote Cue, Camote cue or Sweet Potato Fritters is a very popular snack food / street food in the Philippines; it is made out of deep fried Sweet Potatoes/Kumara coated with caramelized brown sugar. The word came from combining two words Kamote (Sweet Potato) and Cue (to skewer), similar to barbecue and banana cue that’s why during the past this was served in bamboo skewers but they started to serve it now like french fries where sweet potatoes are sliced like chunky style potatoes and is placed in brown paper bag.

A very delicious street snack that I guess will be easily enjoyed by everyone specially those who have that sweet tooth.


Ingredients

4 large pieces of sweet potatoes / kumara
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup cooking oil
pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Heat oil in pan then add sweet potatoes. Deep fry for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in the sugar and wait until it caramelizes, once the sugar melts give it a good mix so that the sweet potato pieces will be coated with the melted sugar.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove sweet potato pieces, cool in a wire rack then serve.


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17 Responses

  1. What a great idea to make these fries sweet.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Judy says:

    I am more of a savory on sweet potatoes kind of gal, salt, cumin, cayenne…but I know how popular sweet is and how it brings out the natural sweetness of the potatoes. Love how they glisten in this photo!

  3. Meri says:

    Wow- as usual, your photo is making me drool! I would love to get these if I could find them! Maybe I’ll make my own baked version 🙂

  4. Lea Ann says:

    omg this sounds sinfully wonderful. I’ve have to try and make these. Thanks for passing along the recipe.

  5. Alisa says:

    My son would love this! We love eating this with fried chicken. I hope you could add this sweet potato widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about sweet potato,Thanks!

  6. My family enjoys eating sweet yellow potatoes and sweet purple potatoes. Generally, we bake them and eat them with savory spices (salt, ginger, pepper, marjoram, cumin, and other).
    Your “sweet” sweet potato recipe reminds me of a sweet yam Southern dish, delicious and appetizing. Will consider this as an alternative side dish. Thank you for sharing.

  7. great snack and sweet potatoes are so healthy, but will do away with the sugar or use lesser.

  8. oohhh, these look delicious. Like dessert!
    Thanks for checking out my blog : )

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love all of your recipes! So exciting and different from a lot of the things I’m used to eating. Can’t wait to try some of them and it should be relatively easy for me as a lot of your recipes don’t contain dairy or gluten. Great pictures too! 🙂

  10. lolita noble lye says:

    may i know if can we reuse the oil for the second day of cooking camote cue.. is it still safe ? thanks

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