I absolutely love sweet potato. There is nothing you could say to make me not love them. I also really love traditional sweet potato preparation: fried, candied, casseroles topped with marshmallows- think good southern cooking. Alas, my healthier ways cannot handle the sugar shock those would lead to, so I usually eat them lightly fried in ghee, baked, or just plain.
I wanted to try to make a fritter, after seeing a gorgeous photo of one on an Instagram post a while back so I grabbed a few awesome ingredients and went to work.
To make these, you will need:
First, start by chopping and peeling your sweet potato. I used an overflowing cup worth
I heated some water, and once boiling, added sweet potatoes and cooked until easily punctured with a fork. Drain well and place in a small bowl. When cooled enough, lightly mash with a fork. Mix in salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, prep a small bowl with 2 whisked eggs. Separately from your eggs, prepare a plate with the flour and shredded coconut mixed together.
Now divide the sweet potato mush into 4 equal balls. Make sure it is cool enough to handle.
Make a patty with one of the mounds of sweet potato.
Dunk in the egg, and CAREFULLY flip so that the entire patty is egg washed.
Now, (again, carefully) lay the egg washed patty onto the mix of flour and coconut. Then, flip.
You can either place this on a plate while you do the other 3 or immediately add to a skillet with coconut oil (set to medium- don’t burn these!)
Fry for a few minutes and lift slightly to see if the cooking side has begun to brown. Once browned to your liking (lightly or extra crispy) flip and cook until equally browned all over.
Warning: these are messy and some of the breading might be inconsistent, but just work carefully and know that messy food tastes just as good as pretty food :)
We ate these with some grilled chicken, and greens. My favorite thing about these was how crispy the breading was compared to the gooey, smooth (comparatively) filling. These would be great drizzled with a little honey as well, to give a sweet/savory combo punch.
Try them out and let me know what you think!
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