I've had an unusual obsession with sweet potato lately. And by unusual I mean it's not that weird, but weird enough that Matt has had to ask me about it. You guys, I'm literally adding sweet potato to everything. He thinks I'm crazy.
It's on top of my salads, in wedge (or fry) form, mashed, blended in soups, even into my morning smoothie. If it's a sweet potato, I'm finding a way to add it to my meal.
At first I thought I was turning into a crazy person, but now I've realized I can blame my sweet potato cravings on two things: 1) it's starting to be fall and sweet potatoes = fall and 2) I didn't have a single sweet potato ALL summer (not one!) and it's one of my favorite foods.
So….sweet potato all day, every day.
Usually, I'm a sweet potato wedge fan.
And confession time… sometimes when Matt isn't home for dinner, I just make myself a huge green smoothie and a plate of sweet potato wedges. With a side of Sriracha ketchup ???????? I know. But don't knock it till you try it. It's kind of the best dinner ever.
Anyway, back today's recipe. We're swapping out the wedges with something a little bit more fun: fritters.
And these particular fritters use only 5 ingredients: sweet potato, quinoa flour, scallions and salt. And all you have to do is mix everything together in a bowl, form them into little patties and toss them in some coconut oil to sear.
Couldn't be simpler or more delicious.
Even though these little fritters are super simple, they're packed with flavor. They're sweet, savory and have just the faintest hint of coconut. I think they might just be replacing my wedge addiction!
And if you want to add even more flavor, you can certainly jazz these babies up with different herbs and spices. I'm thinking they would be delicious with some curry powder or maybe some chili powder. OR you can even make them on the sweet side and swap out the scallions for cinnamon and maybe some apple?
Okay you guys, the wheels are spinning. I'm thinking there are going to be a few more fritter recipes in our future ????
For now, I'm just going to leave you with this. These sweet potato quinoa fritters are the perfect side dish or fry substitute.
And in case you're wondering, they're totally awesome dipped in ketchup. YUM!
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- In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato, flour, scallions, egg, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture together with a spatula or wooden spoon until combined.
- Add 2 - 3 tablespoons of coconut oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, form small patties out of the sweet potato mixture in your hands.
- Cook the fritters until golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes, then flip cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer the fritters to a cooling rack.
- Repeat this process with the remaining mixture.
- Serve slightly warm as is (or with some Sriracha ketchup - yes!).
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