Camote Salad

Camote Salad

(Sweet Potato Salad-kangong)

Sweet Potato leaves, Ipomoea batatas, are easy to grow and a good source of vitamin A and fiber. They are the above ground portions of an edible root crop.

Patis is a by-product of the production of bagoong, a fish paste. Some experts lump the two together under the category of fish sauce. Fish sauce is an amber-colored liquid extracted from the fermentation of fish with sea salt. .... Patis is also used in place of table salt in meals to enhance the flavor of the food.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potato leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 small round onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon patis (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pick tender leaves and stems. Rinse thoroughly.
  2. With some water still on the leaves, put in saucepan and heat.
  3. Toss leaves in hot pan to blanch evenly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Toss lightly but thoroughly.
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