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Pilus (Indonesian Sweet Potato Puffs)

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“Found online; posting for ZWT 7-Pacific Islands (Indonesia). Recipe states: These sweet potato fritters are a popular snack on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The lightly sweet, browned puffs are a perfect accompaniment to an Indonesian meal.”

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  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large, heavy-bottomed pot and cover with water. Set the pot over a medium flame and simmer until cooked all the way through, around 8-12 minutes.
  2. Drain the cooked sweet potatoes and mash them or put them through a ricer.
  3. Return the potatoes to the pot and cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, for another 5-6 minutes, until they begin to dry out. Remove the potatoes from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Beat in all the remaining ingredients except for oil until smooth.
  5. Add more flour if the batter is too moist to hold its shape on a spoon.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350-360°F.
  7. Drop large spoonfuls of batter into the oil and brown on both sides, turning occasionally.
  8. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels and finish with the remaining batter.
  9. Serve with a sambal or sriracha chile sauce.

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