Wow, it’s been ages since I posted a recipe on my blog. I’m trying really hard to get back into cooking this year in a bid to eat a bigger range of foods. I’m also trying out some different ways to cook some of my favourite vegetables, to include a bit more variety in my diet.
One of the most delicious vegies around is the humble sweet potato. Not only does it taste great, but it’s low in fat and sodium, it contains loads of vitamins (B6, A and C to name a couple) and is a rich source of potassium. It is also low GI, which means that it will give you sustained energy and keep you feeling full longer.
I usually serve my sweet potatoes as chips or roast them in the oven for a delicious side dish. But last week I decided to have a go at creating some pan-fried sweet potato parcels. These yummy fritters are so easy to make, they are vegan and gluten free and they taste scrumptious. I like to serve mine as a side with pan-fried tofu or some salmon. They also go down a treat when slapped between a bun and layered with salad and a slice of cheese for a delicious burger.
You can make the mixture and keep it in the fridge for up to 48 hours until you are ready to cook it. This recipe makes about 6 patties. You might also like to adjust the spices and herbs used to suit your own tastes.
Sweet potato fritters (makes 6)
2 cups sweet potato
4 spring onions
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon sesame or coconut oil.
– Peel and dice the sweet potato and cook in a pot of boiling water until soft.
– Using a fork, mash the sweet potato and set aside.
– Finely slice the spring onions and add to the mashed sweet potato, along with the spices.
– Heat the oil in a frying pan.
– Using your hands, roll the sweet potato mixture into balls. Each ball should use about 1-2 tablespoons of mixture. You can adjust the size of the fritters if you wish.
– Place the fritters in the frying pan over a medium heat. Use a spatula to press the fritters flat in the pan. Cook until browned, and then flip and cook on the other side.
– Serve and enjoy!
If you wish, you might like to add an egg to the mixture to help it to bind together a bit better. You may also like to add some other vegetables, such as peas or diced carrot, to the mixture to change the flavour.
Let me know if you’d like to see more recipes on the blog. I’d be happy to share my cooking exploits if you’re interested.