How to Make Camote(Sweet Potato, Kamote) Catsup, Hotcake, Jam and Flour

Sweet potato (Ipomea batatas), locally knon as “kamote or camote”, is commonly planted in flat to slightly rolling open areas. The crop is also known to be a cheap but excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamin A, carotene, calcium, and phosporus. It is also a fair source of thiamine and iron but a poor source of riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C.


1 3/4 – steamed sweet potato
1 1/2 cups – water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup + tsp sugar
1 tbsp – salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
3/8 tsp cinnamon
0.44g strawberry red/food colors
0.25g egg yolk

1. Blend all ingredients in 3-4 minutes.
2. Cook the blended ingredients.
3. Fill into sterilized bottles and then pasteurize for 30 minutes.

1 pc egg (medium to large size)
1 1/4 cups water
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
100g sweet potato

1. Pre-heat frying pan and brush the surface with oil or margarine.
2. In a bowl, beat the egg, add the liquid ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Add 100g Sweet potato Hotcake mix to the bowl and blend well.
4. Pour enough butter to the pan to get desired sizes of hotcake.
5. Turn once when top is bubbly and edges start to dry.
6. Serve hot with margarine and sugar, jam or jelly.

1 cup steam sweet potato
1 1/3 cups water
2 1/4 cups + tbsp refined sugar
1/8 tsp food grade fruit citric acid

1. Blend steamed sweet potato with water and fleshy portion of desired fruit flavor for 5 minutes.
2. Cook the blended ingredients.
3. Add citric acid or calamansi juice.
4. Fill into sterilized jars.

1. Wash and peel good quality sweet potato roots. Slice thinly.
2. Dry the chips under the sun or use an artificial dryer until chips crack.
3. Grind the dried chips using an 80 mesh sieve. Grind the dried chips using an 80 mesh sieve.
Grind the coarse flour and sift again. Pack the fine flour.

Source: Plant Industry Production Guide on Sweet Potato,
BPI Sweet Potato Commodity Profile
DA-Eastern Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center

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