Sometimes an accident leads to an invention. Today I found a Sweet Potato in my pantry getting mouldy. I cut off all the bad bits and there was about 160g good bit left. I boiled it to make Kimchi Salad for lunch but I forgot about it. Sweet Potato was over-cooked and too soft for salad. Then I mashed it to make Sweet Potato Pancakes, but I changed my mind and decided to make a dip. I needed a Lemon, then I found two Oranges getting old. I ended up making this sweet paste. It is a beautiful spread which texture is similar to Lemon Curd.


1 Cupful (250ml)


160g Sweet Potato *after peeled
Salt for cooking
50g Butter
1/4 cup Orange Juice *freshly squeezed juice of Oranges is preferred
3 to 4 tablespoons Sugar *depending on the sweetness and sourness of the Orange Juice

  1. Peel Sweet Potato and cut into chunky pieces. Cook in salted water until soft. Drain and mash well.
  2. Add Butter and keep mashing. Add Orange Juice and Sugar, and mix well until smooth. For extra smooth texture, blend it using a stick blender. Store in the fridge. *Note: The paste will become firm when cooled.