Camote cue

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Camote cue being sold in a stall along with Banana cue (left).

Camote cue or camote fritter (Tagalog: Kamote kyu) is a popular snack food in the Philippines made from camote, the local sweet potato. Slices of camote are coated with brown sugar and then fried to cook the potatoes and to caramelize the sugar.[1] It is one of the most common street foods in the Philippines, along with banana cue and turon.[2]

The term is a portmanteau of "camote" and "barbecue", (which in Philippine English refers to meat cooked in a style similar to kebabs).[3] Though served skewered on bamboo sticks, it is not cooked on the stick. The skewer is purely for easier handling as it is usually sold on the streets to passers by.

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  1. ^ "Street food". My Sari-Sari Store. Accessed on 2010-11-12.
  2. ^ (2009-06-28). "Turon". Adobongblog.com . Accessed on 2010-11-12.
  3. ^ "Banana-que". Overseas Pinoy Cooking. Accessed on 2010-11-06.