Foodie Tuesday – Going local with Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries

One cloudy afternoon I went to my nephew’s school to fetch him. I was a bit early so I decided to sit around and watch all the kids going by. I saw this one kid eating something that looked like french fries. But at a closer view it was covered in what seemed like caramel. That was when I realized that it was the Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries sold at the canteen.

Unluckily for me, they were all out when I decided to buy some while waiting. So I decided to make my own version. Here is my version:


Kamote (Sweet Potato)


Brown Sugar


1) Peel sweet potatoes and cut into strips.


2) Deep fry sweet potatoes for 2-3 minutes or until golden.


3) Dry fried sweet potatoes on a paper towel.


4) Roll on to brown sugar.


5) Fry again until sugar caramelizes. (TIP: Add additional sugar in the oil to ensure a good coat of caramelized sugar.)

And now we have our very own Kamote (Sweet Potato) Fries! I’m hooked (too bad I’m on a diet)! Try it now!



(Sorry for the blurry pic! I didn’t realize it was blurry up until I published this post. It was too late to retake the pic, the fries were long gone! Hehe

Brazo Tuesday

I’ve been craving Brazo de Mercedes since last week but I unfortunately couldn’t find any in my local Goldilocks. Sad I know. Until I can find some this picture will keep me going in the meantime.

Brazo de Mercedes

Found this recipe at Ang Sarap though and it looks easy enough. Unfortunately, I don’t have an oven. Maybe I’ll just grab a slice tomorrow at my favorite local coffee shop Jose Karlos for P35 a slice. Can’t wait for tomorrow! Yum yum yum.