Cookbook:Liberian Fried Sweet Potato Puffs

Liberian Fried Sweet Potato Puffs
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Liberian fried sweet potato puffs are delightful and flavorful snacks that make a perfect treat for any occasion. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, these puffs are seasoned with a blend of spices and herbs, giving them a unique taste that will keep you coming back for more. They are fried to golden perfection, creating a crispy exterior with a soft and creamy interior.






  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes with the beaten egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sweet potato mixture, stirring until well combined.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or deep-fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, carefully drop spoonfuls of the sweet potato mixture into the hot oil.
  6. Fry the sweet potato puffs in batches for about 3–4 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove the fried puffs from the oil using a slotted spoon, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve warm as a snack or appetizer.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Add more spices or herbs for a bolder flavor.
  • These sweet potato puffs can be served with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ketchup or aioli.
  • Leftover sweet potato puffs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.