Camote Tops

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


These sugary camote fritters were a popular snack made by the aunties at the Filipino orphanage we lived and worked at for a year!



  • 2 cups peeled and grated camote (sweet potato)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • oil for frying
  • white sugar for dusting


  1. Peel, grate, and rinse the camotes. Combine in a large bowl with the brown sugar, flour, and vanilla.
  2. Pour a thin layer of oil into a large pan (see picture). Bring the oil to a medium high heat. Drop the camote mixture by spoonfuls into the oil and fry until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar before serving.

  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: camote, camote tops, camote fritters