I have found that many fermented sweet potato recipes are actually cooked, meaning that many aren’t actually probiotic then!  This one is different…



2 large sweet potatoes, peeled

1 medium to large onion (colour of your choice)

1 garlic cloves, (finely chopped), or 1/2 – 1 tsp of garlic granules

1/2 – 1 tsp of ginger, ground

1 – 2 tsp of dried rosemary

1 – 2 tsp chili powder (optional)

1 tsp of Himalayan or sea salt, ground



  1. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in food processor using the grating/shredding function.
  2. Put these and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Almost straight away the potato will start to soften from the salt.
  3. Place into a medium jar and pack down, then fill with filtered water.
  4. Make sure everything is below the level of the water, if it is not add a little extra water until it is.
  5. Make sure there is at least 2 cm’s of space in the top of the jars.
  6. Weigh everything down with a cabbage leaf, a pebble or a kitchen weight of some description.
  7. Burp/let the gas out every day (or twice daily if it seems lively) until to stops gassing.
  8. Once it stops gassing it is ready to consume.  Once you start consuming from the jar, put it in the fridge.
  9. Enjoy!


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