Batata frita (Sweet Potato Fries)
is a very simple food that can either be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. It's quick and easy to make.
– 1 pound batata , (sweet potato) [0.45 kg], peeled
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 3 cups oil for frying
into about ¼-inch thick slices or potato-fries-sized sticks.
Mix water and
Soak the cassava or sweet potatoes in 4 cups of salted water for half an hour. Remove the cassava or sweet potatoes from the water.
Discard the water. Pat cassava or sweet potatoes dry with a paper towel.
over medium fire. Fry cassava or sweet potatoes until light golden (be careful with splatters). Rest on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Serve as a side dish with parrilladas (bbq), or as an appetizer with a dip.
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