Monday, September 30, 2013

Sweet Potato Patties (Yam Latkes/Cakes)

Love at first bite! I was trying to make something different and delicious with my supply of sweet potatoes for the family -  Sweet Potato Patties are quick as well as uncomplicated; I made them in a matter of minutes.  Serve them anytime any way you like: although they are fantastic on their own, they are marvelous served with green and sweet chutneys and a garnish of chopped onions, tomato chutney, or apple sauce and sour cream!

Rice flour, Besan (garbanzo bean flour), Mung bean flour, Asafetida (hing), turmeric, etc are available at Indian markets.

Sweet Potato Patties

About 12 - 14 Patties


4 cups grated Sweet Potatoes/yams (about 3 or 4)
1/2 small Red Onion, minced
1/2 small Bell Pepper (Capsicum) minced
1 large handful Basella or Spinach, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp fresh Ginger, grated
1 bunch Cilantro, chopped
1 pinch Hing
1 generous pinch Turmeric
1 tsp Sea Salt or to taste
1/2 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup Besan/Mung bean flour

About 2 Tbsp Oil for cooking


Combine the veggies, herbs, salt, spices, and flours in a mixing bowl.

Knead to mix well; you may need a little sprinkle or two of water to moisten the veggies. The dough should be solid but soft enough to form into patties easily.

Form into palm-sized patties and cook on a griddle or skillet with a few drops of oil until golden brown on both sides on medium low heat; it should take about 3 to 4 minutes per side so that the patties are cooked through. They should be slightly crispy on the edges.

Transfer to a paper towel lined plate; continue cooking the rest of the mixture.

Serve hot.  Enjoy!!
Sweet Potato Patties

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