Camote Cue (Deep Fried Caramelized Sweet Potato Skewers!)
I recently learned about a popular Filipino street food called camote cue or kamote que. Camote is the Filipino word for sweet potato and cue, or barbecue, refers to their barbecued meat which is also sold on skewers. This heavenly snack is sold by vendors at about .25 cents a skewer and is a popular after school treat for kids. It is usually sold side by side with banana cue -fried caramelized bananas. The sweet potato is caramelized by the brown sugar that is added to the frying oil and from what I’d read, the caramel hardens and creates a sweet crunchy layer that leads to a gooey sweet potato. Sounded incredible!