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Sweet Potato Patties

February 8, 2013

Memories from years ago were brought back to me from @sassyradish (www.sassyradish.com) when she published a recipe for “Sweet Potato Croquettes”. When I was a child on Friday nights we always had fish (oh so Catholic) but there were many Friday nights fish was not on the ‘money menu’. Little did I know that potato pancakes were not normal fare for the families next door.  But oh sweet potatoes, neither my mother, anyone she knew or myself thought of this wonderful dish.  I do make it now for a side dish as well as a main course.  Thank you @sassyradish.

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Sweet Potato Patties (Croquettes)

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 3/4-1 C. Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Lg. Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 Sm. Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 Green Sweet Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 Red Sweet Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • Fresh Chives (snipped; about 1 T.)
  • Fresh Parsley (snipped; about 2 T.)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Fresh Parsley (for garnish)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; bake potatoes for about 15 minutes and then pierce with a knife; continue to cook for 1 hour
  2. Saute in some oil and butter the onion and bell peppers for a few minutes; salt and pepper to taste; remove from stove and let cool
  3. Remove from oven and let cool; remove flesh and transfer to a large bowl
  4. Add the onion and bell pepper mixture to the sweet potatoes/add the eggs and breadcrumbs and combine thoroughly
  5. Shape into rounds and fry in the oil; turn once/drain on a paper towel and serve immediately
  6. Add some fresh parsley for a garnish

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Makes approx. 12 Patties

Recipe inspired from www.sassyradish.com

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