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Tempura of sweet potato – super easy to make

Sweet potato tempura |

Tempura of sweet potato and cauliflower

These sweet vegetables bites are an absolute hit with everyone I can guarantee you. They are crunchy, delicious and almost good for you. I say almost as I’m pretty sure the frying and the batter are not the healthiest but boy is this good! Making the tempura of sweet potato is really straight forward. I have to say there are many different tempura recipes out there and not sure if this one is the most traditional (probably not)

Sweet potato tempura |

Perfect snack

We came up with the tempura of sweet potato when we made tempura batter for something else. We had left overs and we also had some sweet potato and cauliflower lying around so the choice to make these was pretty straight forward.

The good thing about these sweet potato tempura bites is that you do not need to cook the sweet potato beforehand. You can just leave them raw. The frying is enough to cook them through. Provided you keep them within normal proportions.

I love eating these tempura sweet potato bites with a spicy mayonaise but any sauce of your liking will do. People have asked if it is possible to substitute the sparkling water for still water and yes, sure that is possible but you will lose some of the crispness that is created by using the sparkling water.

Also make sure that the water you are using is ice cold. If it isn’t you can add some ice cubes to the water before using. It really does make a difference in the end result.

It’s worth going out and buying a bottle of sparkling water to make the tempura of sweet potato.

Are you a fan of sweet potato? Try this delicious bowl with sweet potato!

Liever in het Nederlands? Check hier het recept voor de tempura van zoete aardappel.

cauliflower  tempura |
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Sweet potato tempura |
Sweet potato tempura
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These delicious bites are super simple to make!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: frying, tempura
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Simone van den Berg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sparkling water icecold
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 sweet potato cut into strips
  • 1 cauliflower broken into small florets
  • oil for frying
  1. Place the oil in a frying pan or a wok and heat it to about 180˚C.

  2. Cut your sweet potatoes into small strips and cut your cauliflower into small florets

  3. Make the batter by combining the flower, water, egg and salt and pepper
  4. First dip the potato into some flour and than put it into the batter.
  5. Add into the fryer and fry until crips and golden
Nutrition Facts
Sweet potato tempura
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 859mg25%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 16091IU322%
Vitamin C 72mg87%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Now we’re all dying of curiosity! Can’t wait to hear the news. I guess in the meantime we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with this great looking tempura. Oh, and dude food? Well anything that pairs with beer always works. 😉 And usually something that can be eaten with the hands or is really messy to eat. Although I guess you have to be selective. You can eat oysters on the half shell with your hands, but they’re not dude food. Buffalo chicken wings? Dude food.

  2. Very excited to hear what your news is, Simone! Not planning on moving to Stockholm by any chance (and in need of a graphic designer) are you? 😉 hehe
    Love the look of this tempura recipe… anything tempura and veggie has my vote… especially if it looks as good as this! Yum! x

  3. Oh you tease! I have some sweet potato in the cupboard, I think I know what I’m making tonight!

  4. Sweet potatoes are so good for us and who doesn’t love anything tempura?

    I’m really looking forward to your announcement! I don’t know how long I can hold my breath.

  5. A little difficult to have faith in a recipe that spells “flour” flower.

    Although I may be missing something here. Step four says to “dip the potato in some flour” – Off to the grocers for some flower……….

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