Sweet Potato Balls
Sweet Potato Balls is mashed Sweet Potatoes mixed with other spices and veggies and formed into balls and Fried.
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
Boil your sweet potatoes for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked.
Peel the sweet potatoes and mash them till their no more lumps
Chop up the onions, carrots and jalapeno and add it to the potato mix
Add your spices,eggs and 1 cup of the bread crumbs
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”
I def have to try these – they sound incredible! I can finally use a deep fryer in my new house and am excited!
I need to get a deep fryer myself, I thought about an airfryer.
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.
I know Gloria, I have been incognito. These are a special for me.
What a simple but delicious concept. These sweet potato balls remind me of Italian Arancini but with more spice an flavor!
Yes Candiss you’re absolutely right. I tried making Arancinis but was not successful.
I think these would be just delicious. I love sweet potatoes and I think that jalapeno would just make these sweet potato balls awesome.
They definitely did add a kick to it.
I start using sweet potato in my diet a lot in recent times…These sweet potato balls looks delicious and perfect to enjoy tea time
Yes Lathiya, sweet potatoes are am healthy option.
These sound delicious! I love the warm spices combined with the sweet potato. Such a great combo. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by Amanda!
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.
We love sweet potatoes so this will be a hit at our house. Thank you for sharing these sweet potato balls.
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.
I grew up with similar kind of snacks; however, instead of sweet potato, we’re using potato. I like using sweet potato because the sweet and savory blends well.
I love sweet potatoes so these sweet potato balls are right up my street. I can imagine how good they taste, especially with the spices!
These sound wonderful. I love that there is jalapeno in the potato balls as well. I bet the heat from the pepper and sweetness of the potato are really wonderful together.
Yes, the sweetness and heat are an unbeatable combo.
These sweet potato balls look wonderful! I bet they would make a great appetizer for my next party.
Yes Dianna, they’re a great appetizer!
Reminds me a bit of croquettes! These sound fab. I’ll have to make them for my kids.
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!
Thanks April, the greens and herbs are a great idea
Oh nice. I can’t believe how delicious and soft these potato balls should be. Just about time to try them!
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!
Thanks Krista, let me know how it goes.
I love everything sweet potato, so this is right up my alley! YUM!!!
I want to make it with the kids; it will be a fun project!
Yes, sweet potatoes is the truth! It’s also healthier than white potatoes. Thanks for stopping Nkechi!