Sweet Potato Balls


Sweet Potato Balls
5 from 16 votes

Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls is mashed Sweet Potatoes mixed with other spices and veggies and formed into balls and Fried.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine West African
Keyword Sweet Potato Balls
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 240 kcal


  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Carne Asada Seaoning you can use seasoned salt, Adobo all purpose seasoning, cajun seasoning, etc.
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1.5 Cups Bread Crumbs Save the half cup for quoting the balls after forming them


  1. Boil your sweet potatoes for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and mash them till their no more lumps
  3. Chop up the onions, carrots and jalapeno and add it to the potato mix
  4. Add your spices,eggs and 1 cup of the bread crumbs
  5. Mix in all the ingredients and with an ice cream scoop, scoop out some of the mix and shape them into balls, quote them with the leftover bread crumbs and deep fry them for 5-10 minutes.

When I was growing up my Mom and close relatives will make these appetizers on special occasions like Christmas, Easter, birthdays and other special occasions.

Last week my wife bought some sweet potatoes from the market and on Wednesday I remembered we had them and then the idea came, sweet potato balls.

Then I started thinking about the ingredients and had to find out if we had them? We had all the ingredients but bread crumbs.

I had gotten some bread from the market a few days prior which  was perfect for bread crumbs.

29 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Balls”

  1. 5 stars
    Hello Fred, it has been a bit since I have visited you. These look super delicious. We are sweet potato lovers here, so I know these would be a hit for sure.

  2. What a simple but delicious concept. These sweet potato balls remind me of Italian Arancini but with more spice an flavor!

  3. 5 stars
    I haven’t cooked much with sweet potatoes, but I’d love to try out some new recipes. And this looks fantastic. Thanks for adding substitutes for Carne Asada seasoning, as I don’t think I could find it here.

  4. 5 stars
    It sounds amazing! These are going to be a perfect evening snack for me. Love the addition of the Carne Asada seasoning. It must have enhanced the taste and flavor.

  5. 5 stars
    I love mixing potato balls with all kinds of greens and herbs. Not only it gives the balls a certain color and charm but it creates the taste that is hard to forget – great recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow! What an amazing vegetarian “meatball” option! I bet they’re super satisfying as well! Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to trying this recipe ASAP!

    1. Yes, sweet potatoes is the truth! It’s also healthier than white potatoes. Thanks for stopping Nkechi!

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