Sweet Potato Tempura

If you can find them, taro roots make a great substitute for sweet potatoes in this recipe.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3⁄4 cup rice flour
  • 1⁄4 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced


  • Mix rice flour, tapioca flour, sugar, and salt. Add water slowly until mixture is thick enough to coat the potatoes, about the consistency of pancake batter.
  • Heat oil in medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Dip sweet potato pieces in the batter and fry in oil that has been heated to 350°F until golden, about 5 minutes. Turn the pieces halfway to evenly brown the sweet potatoes. Drain on paper towels.