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Kalingking 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 pcs 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Kalingking is a native delicacy from the Bicol region and it is made out of pan fried battered sliced sweet potatoes. My mom and my grandparents are from Bicol so this gets cooked a lot at home when I was a child and served during merienda.


  • 2 large yellow sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into thick matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • sugar
  • oil


  1. In a bowl combine together flour, baking powder, milk, salt and egg. Mix well until smooth.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan then arrange a clump of sweet potatoes, gently place it in the hot oil and flatten it with a spatula. Do it with the remaining sweet potato mixture but do not overcrowd.
  4. Turn heat to low then fry until golden brown in colour.
  5. Place in a paper towel lined plate prior to serving to remove excess oil.
  6. Sprinkle sugar on top before serving.