Monday, December 13, 2010

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir-Fry


My parents in law's domestic helper plucked some sweet potato leaves for us to bring home. Instead of stir-fry it with sambal, I change another way to cook it. I just stir-fry the sweet potato leaves with garlic, chili and fermented bean. This is another way to savor this precious home grown vegetables.


Sweet Potato Leaves Stir-Fry

Ingredients:
2 red chilies, seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp of fermented beans
cooking oil
water

Seasonings:
Light soy sauce to taste

Steps:
1. Rinse the sweet potato leaves with water. Separate the leaf and stalk. Peel off the skin from the stalk. Cut the stalk into 5cm length.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Saute garlic, chilli and fermented bean till fragrant. Add sweet potatos leaves and stalk. Stir fry till evenly coated with oil. Pour in some water and bring to simmering.
3. Add light soy sauce to taste. Dish out and serve hot with rice.

25 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Great idea to fry it with dau see :)

Chow and Chatter said...

something new to me looks great

Elin said...

I must cook the leaves this way the next time I buy them...with the black fermented beans and lots of garlic...great combo for a change! :) Thanks :)

Little Inbox said...

wendy, it is a good choice to stir-fry the sweet potato leaves with fermented beans. Make a change to the sambal stir-frying.

Rebecca, thanks.

Elin, oh yes. Who knows you like it more in this way? :)

maameemoomoo said...

My personal fav at all time!

Stir frying this with dau see? That's something new. Would love to try!

Swee San said...

Oh nice, I have these growing in my mini garden too. They bloom really fast..

~*zOee*~ said...

It looks really really good! Ahh, home grown vegetable is really precious. Good for health, I'm sure. Mmmm~

Priya said...

Wat an interesting stir fry, totally new to me.

Joanne said...

This is further proof that I truly need to find a garden somewhere. I've never seen sweet potato leaves before but this dish sounds delicious!

daphne said...

hehe, u change your blog look too!!!! ^5!

I do miss sweet potato leaves stir fry-it's such a easy to eat dish.

Mei Teng said...

I love sweet potato leaves. Did you know that people from China don't eat these veggies as they are considered cheap feed for animals? Heard it from my aunt who introduced this veggie dish to her daughter in laws' mom.

Little Corner of Mine said...

We all love sweet potato leaves, I always buy it if I can spot it looking fresh in the Asian store.

tigerfish said...

Very nice and your sweet potato leaves are cooked just perfect!

Little Inbox said...

maameemoomoo, I got the idea from a food stall. They cook it with fermented beans, so I just "copy" their method with little tweak.

Swee San, oh so nice to have your own little veggie farm. :)

~*zOee*~, I can ensure that no pesticide is used. :)

Priya, Chinese used to stir-fry veggies. :)

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, it needs a lot of effort, passion and time too. Haha...

daphne, hehe...I didn't make over the blog, just make a minor change on the photos.

Mei Teng, I didn't know about it. I heard a true story from my mum that they used to boiled and mashed the flower crabs to feed ducks. Nobody wanted the flower crabs. That's unbelievable. It's so expensive now a days.

Little Corner of Mine, I see. I was told that it's safe to consume sweet potato leaves as it has no or contain very little pesticides compared to the others.

tigerfish, thanks. :)

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Your homegrown vegetables are the best :D Love a simple stir-fry!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Save some $ wif hom-grwon vege

Anncoo said...

Your picture always make the dish looks so delicious. I must try this some day.

Medifast Coupons said...

A different stir fry alternative, thanks so much, look forward to trying.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

I suppose 豆豉 goes well with sweet potato leaves!! Just didn't think of that!

Juliana said...

Oh! My mom used to cook these leaves...so yummie...the pictures are awesome :-)

Stella said...

Hey Little Inbox! I have sweet potato leaves in my garden. I didn't know they were edible. This is great! I'm going to try it...;)

mysimplefood said...

Looks yummy. My grandad use to plant this at home and we would eat it every week. I love it with dried shrimp and chilli padi. Your dish looks delicious!!

Little Inbox said...

Jen, in this simple stir-fry, we can taste the home grown vegetable better.

MRC, the sweet potato leaves grow very fast. Haha...

Anncoo, thanks. :)

Medifast Coupons, I hope you'll like it.

Little Inbox said...

Pei-Lin, I got the idea from a food stall when I dined out some time ago.

Juliana, I see. Thank you!

Stella, if it looks like the one in the photos, then it’s edible. :)
Glad to know that you have it in your garden. Remember to peel off the outer skin of the stalk.

mysimplefood, I see. Hmm...usually this dish is cooked in dried shrimps with sambal belacan. I like it in that way too.

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