Gato patate recipe

Wednesday November 3, 2021

Today we want to share with you the recipe of a traditional delicacy from Mauritius. We’re talking about the famous “gato patate”, a half-moon shaped fried cake stuffed with a mix of shredded coconut and sugar.

This cake is well known by the locals as it is usually shared for the Diwali Festival, celebrated by the Hindu population of our island. Well, if you like coconut and cardamom fragranced treats be sure that you will enjoy our famous “Gato Patate”. Here are the ingredients you need for 10-12 “gato patate”

Ingredients for the sweet potato pastry
  • 500 grams of flour
  • 500 grams of smashed boiled sweet potatoes (test the doneness of the boiled sweet potatoes with a fork)
  • 2 grams of cardamom powder
Ingredients for the filling
  • 200 grams of fresh shredded coconut
  • 200 grams of sugar (granulated white sugar)
  • 2 grams of cardamom powder
Method for the dough:

In an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the smashed boiled sweet potatoes and the flour to obtain a smooth dough.

Method for the filling

This is one of the easiest steps of the recipe as you only need to mix all the filling ingredients and it’s done.

Finishing up

Roll out the sweet potato dough on a flat surface (the dough needs to be about 3 mm thick).

Then, with a round cutter (or a glass), cut out circles from the dough.

Put some filling in the middle of each circle and then fold the dough into two to obtain the half-moon shape.

Finally, seal the edges with a fork before deep frying the cakes on medium heat.

Allow the cakes to cool in a large tray in which you’ve put some absorbent paper to get rid of the excess oil.

Tip: when frying don’t overcrowd your pan with the cakes as this will lower the oil temperature and let you with oily gato patate.

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