Roast amadumbe

Roast amadumbe

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes
  • 30 minutes

"Amadumbe are like a sweet potato with a lower sugar content and a floury, soft texture. Many people simply boil them in salted water and enjoy as is, but this crispy, crunchy and spicy recipe is yet another delicious way to serve them." – Khanya Mzongwana


  • 500 g amadumbe, peeled
  • salt, to taste
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 T canola oil
  • 4 T honey
  • 100 g Woolworths onion chilli crunch
  • fresh coriander, for serving
  • lemon, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Place the amadumbe, salt and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 25 minutes or until cooked through and soft. Drain and allow to cool.

2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Fry the amadumbe until crisp and golden brown.

3. To serve, place the amadumbe on a serving platter and spoon over the onion chilli crunch and drizzle with honey. Serve with the lemon and coriander.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Dani Smith

Khanya Mzongwana Recipe by: Khanya Mzongwana
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