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

Image for Step 1

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.


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.

Recommended For You

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˜€

Image for Step 4

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)

Image for Step 5

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

Video Placeholder Image for Step 6

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.

Image for Step 7

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

Image for Step 8

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˜


keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
View More Comments