Sweet Potatoes Congolese

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Total Time
1hr 49mins
15 mins
1 hr 34 mins

From Juliette Elkon's A Belgian Cookbook. Posted for ZWT 7. Don't worry about the alcohol used to prepare this dish, it will have burned off during the cooking. The cooking time includes the 1 hour marinating time.

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  1. Blend flour and beer until a smooth batter has been obtained. and set aside.
  2. Blanch sweet potatoes for 5 minutes in boiling water.
  3. Peel and slice sweet potatoes.
  4. Combine honey, brandy and lemon peel.
  5. Marinate sweet potatoes for 1 hour in this mixture.
  6. Without drying slices, dip them in the batter.
  7. Fry them in batches in the deep fat heated to 390F until golden brown.
  8. Serve very hot.