Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Balls Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2003
I made these last Thanksgiving. They are very good. I did mix the brown sugar and coconut in with the sweet potatoes to save time and added pecans, didn't roll in cornstarch, also drizzled lightly with heated maple syrup. Thanks for submitting.
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Reviewed: Jan. 2, 2004
My husband loved these; I thought they were just OK. I had a hard time "stuffing" the sweet potato balls--they ended up huge by the time I was finished! Also, the balls came out super greasy even though I have a timed deep fryer with a temperature gauge. I did add some sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to the mashed sweet potatoes, which was yummy.
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Reviewed: Jun. 2, 2005
Extremely disappointing. Maybe I shouldn't have boiled the sweet potato because it was wet and mushy after cooking and mashing and there was no way I was going to be able to shape it around the coconut and brown sugar. I had to mix all of the first 6 ingredients together and add a lot of flour to be able to make anything that was firm enough to even resemble balls. They weren't too bad after frying, (they looked like little donut holes) but the inside was still mushy potato. I would rather have had donuts.
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Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2005
These were very good. But like another reviewer said, it was hopeless to get that goop to form into balls without adding flour & even then it was difficult. Next time we will put it in a deep dish & layer the potato mash & then some of the coconut & suger & then potato again. Top with a bit more of the sugar mix & bake a bit to melt it. The sesame seeds can be overpowering in flavour so will use only a little. They sure tasted good though.
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Reviewed: Nov. 25, 2005
As stated by other reviewers - i have to mix a lot of flour in with these to form a dough and then i had a really hard time stuffing them. I ended up mixing the coconut and brown sugar with the dough and used a minimarshmallow to form the ball around. Turned out really good - I was also thinking pineapple or bananna pieces would make a good center.
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