How to Cook Batata

A Simple dish I grew up with. My mom would make this religiously for my father with cheddar cheese. He preferred his boiled for health reason, I like mine fried. This post is In memory of my daddy.๐Ÿ˜ž

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This is a batata. The flesh is somewhat pinkish with brown spots. It is grown in the Caribbean and has a flavor that is similar to a sweet potato, yet more starchy.

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It is a sweet potato variety, you can use the batata the same you would a sweet potato. You can bake it,fry it,roast it, boil it etc.

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Its an exotic veg., it might be hard to find. Check the Spanish markets they usually carry it along with other root veg.such as yucca, yautia, guineo.๐Ÿ˜€

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Today I will fry it. It's so good.๐Ÿ˜ Slice the batata about 1/4 inch thick. Add them to a bowl of cold,salted water. Let it sit in the water about 30 minutes.(optional)

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After 30 minutes remove the slices and pat dry. Now lets continue to the next step, FRYING ๐Ÿ˜First lets start by adding some oil to a pan and set it over medium high heat. Add the slices of batata

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Cook it until both sides are browned. They are so good. They puff up and get crispy in the outside and moist and tender in the inside.

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When finished cooking put them on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the extra oil

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Enjoy as a snack or a side dish. I just love to munch on these sweet fritters . You can follow these same steps with yucca root. Yucca is so good fried.๐Ÿ˜

Ingredients

Batata
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