Sweet Potato Fritters

I love sweet potato so have spent a few years perfecting this recipe. I often have to make double so I can enjoy leftovers the next day. This recipe makes about 8 palm-sized fritters.

2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1/2 cup of gluten-free plain flour
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons of garam masala
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
½ cup fresh coriander, cut finely
1 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Optional – ½ cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs or polenta/cornmeal (for a crispy coating)

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
2. Add sweet potato to the pot and boil until tender. You should be able to stick your fork through them without them completely falling apart.
3. Drain the sweet potato and pat dry with some paper towel or a clean tea towel.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a fry pan. Sauté onion for five minutes.
5. Add garlic and ginger and stir through for another one minute.
6. Add in garam masala and ground coriander. Sauté until you can smell the spices.
7. Remove from heat.

8. In a bowl, mash the sweet potato chunks. You don’t want the mixture totally smooth, keep some of the smaller chunks for texture.
9. Add the plain flour, fresh coriander and lime juice to the bowl. Stir until combined.
10. Add the onion and spices mixture from your fry pan and stir through. If you find your mixture isn’t glueing together, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil at a time until it does.
11. Shape into palm sized patties.
12. If you’d like your patties to have a crispy coating, dip both sides into the gluten-free crumbs or polental/cornmeal.
10. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat.
11. Once the oil is hot, fry each fritter for about 4 minutes per side. You want the fitters to be golden brown and warmed through.
12. Serve hot or cold with your favourite sauce. I like serving mine with vegan mayonnaise and tomato relish/chutney.

Left over patties can be stored in a clean and air-tight container the fridge for a few days.

SOURCE: Vegematarian original


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