Batata is a staple root vegetable in Dominican cooking, and batata frita is my favorite way to make it! Just like plantain fries and yuca fries, batata fries are incredibly delicious when fried.

Batata is used in other Dominican recipes, like habichuelas con dulce, but it also shines as a tasty ingredient in savory snacks. Try making this batata frita as a side dish or appetizer and see how much you love it!

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Ingredients you’ll need

  • Batata. Also known as Japanese sweet potato.
  • Water. This is going to help make these fries super cripsy!
  • Frying oil. Vegetable oil, corn oil, and canola oil all work.
  • Salt.  Essential seasoning that brings out the natural flavors of the batata.

Step by step instructions

  1. Peel the batata and cut it into thin round slices.
  2. In a large bowl, add enough water to fully cover the batata slices and add salt. Stir until salt dissolves then ad the batata slices and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the batata slices from the water and pat them dry.
  4. Over low to medium heat, add just enough oil in a frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the batata slices to the pan and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip every minutes or so to ensure all sides get cooked evenly.
  6. Remove the batata slices from the oil and place them on a paper towel lined plate and season them with salt to taste. Buen provecho!

Recipe tips and tricks

  • Cut the batata into round fries that are all about the same size for even cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the frying pan. Cooking too many fries at once can make the oil temperature drop, resulting in soggy fries.
  • Sprinkle the batata fries with salt immediately after cooking. This way, the salt sticks to them while they’re still hot.

Servings tips

  • Serve batata fries with your favorite dipping sauce. I love dipping all my fries in pink sauce, a simple recipe made with mayonnaise, ketchup, and a secret ingredient!

Common questions

Can you bake the plantain fries instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake batata fries but they obviously wont be quite the same as the fried version. Bake the fries with a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of oil at 425°F for 10-15 minutes, flipping them half way through, until they’re golden brown.

Can you airfry the batata frita instead of frying them?

Yes, you can air fry batata frita instead of frying them and they should be very similar to the fried version! Toss the batata slices with a little oil and salt and air fry them at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until they’re is golden brown and crispy.

batata frita dominican

Batata Frita (Dominican Sweet Potato Fries)

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Learn how to make crispy and tasty batata fries with this easy recipe using Japanese sweet potato to create a delicious Dominican snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dominican
Servings 32 fries

Ingredients
  

  • 1 batata Japanese sweet potato
  • Water
  • Frying oil
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Peel the batata and cut it into thin round slices.
  • In a large bowl, add enough water to fully cover the batata slices and a sprinkle of salt. Stir until salt dissolves then ad the batata slices and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the batata slices from the water and pat them dry.
  • Over low to medium heat, add just enough oil in a frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the batata slices to the pan and fry for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip every minutes or so to ensure all sides get cooked evenly.
  • Remove the batata slices from the oil and place them on a paper towel lined plate and season them with salt to taste. Buen provecho!

Notes

Oven method
Bake the fries with a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of oil at 425°F for 10-15 minutes, flipping them half way through, until they’re golden brown.
Airfry method
Toss the batata slices with a little oil and salt and air fry them at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until they’re is golden brown and crispy.
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