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.


Orange Marmalade

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Today’s recipe Orange Marmalade was my favorite spread on bread with a nice, warm cup of hot chocolate :).

My older sister used to make, bottle, and distribute different flavors back in Ghana when we were growing up.

Although there was an abundance of it, I never got tired of eating my favorite marmalade mixed with butter on warm soft bread.

I could have it for breakfast every day of the week.

However, I can’t do that at this point in my life, I have to watch what I eat.

My favorite bread to use this great spread on is the West African famous Ghana Sugar Bread.

Once you try it let me know how it goes.

The best marmalades can be found at your local Farmer’s Markets or on Amazon.

5 from 7 votes

Orange Marmalade

Orange Marmalade is a delicious spread used on bread crackers, scones, etc.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 People
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 Cups SUGAR
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon
  • 2 Cups Water


  1. Remove the rind from the orange and set aside
  2. Put the orange fruit in a food processor and blend until its nice and smooth.
  3. Cut the orange rinds into fine small pieces and set aside.
  4. Separate the half lemon and chop up the rind into small fine pieces, chop up the other part of the lemon as well.
  5. Pour the sugar, water, rinds, orange and lemon in a cooking pan and boil at medium heat for about 25 minutes and lower for the last 20 minutes.