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Liberia : Sweet Potato Puffs
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Created: 21st Jul 2009
Modified: 21st Jul 2009
The Africa News Cookbook

Note that the sweet potatoes must be cooked, mashed and chilled before you can prepare the puffs.
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, mashed and chilled
  • oil for deep frying

Sift together the flour, baking powder and spices. In another bowl, combine the eggs and potatoes, then beat in the dry ingredient mixture to make a stiff dough.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a thickness of about half inch. With a knife, cookie cutter, or the rim of a glass, cut into shapes, Fry in deep fat for about 2 or 3 minutes. Drain on clean, absorbent cloths.

Variation: Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve as a desert.

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