Kamote Cue

Kamote Cue is a Filipino snack dish made with deep fried sweet potatoes coated in hardened melted sugar

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.

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Kamote Cue

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Kamote Cue is a Filipino snack dish made with deep fried sweet potatoes coated in hardened melted sugar


  • 4 large pieces of sweet potatoes / kumara, cut into bite sized sections
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • cooking oil, enough for deep frying
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat oil in wok, add sweet potatoes and brown sugar.   Deep fry in medium heat until sugar caramelizes, once the sugar melts add the salt then give it a good mix so that the sweet potato pieces will be coated with the melted sugar.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove sweet potato pieces, place in skewers then let it cool in a wire rack before serving.

Sweet Potato


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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