A few months ago I cleaned up the blog, getting rid of any old recipes that I didn’t think were worthy. After receiving several emails about missing recipes, I realized that people are actually using my recipes! Hooray! One dish that was receiving some attention were these Indian spiced sweet potato patties. I had no idea that people were actually making these, let alone enjoying them. What a relief to know that the food I am sharing is good. Well, today I’m reintroducing the patties to the blog with an updated recipe. Please enjoy!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Whenever I try to feed vegetables to people who don’t like vegetables, I turn to fritters and patties. These Indian sweet potato patties are the perfect example. Even if you don’t particularly like sweet potatoes, the spices in these patties help cover the vegetable flavor.
Start by boiling the sweet potato until fork-tender. The tubers should be soft enough for you to easily mash. Let them cool slightly before adding the egg, spices, panko, and all-purpose flour. You can use breadcrumbs instead of panko but I love the crunchy texture of panko.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and saute the patties until golden brown on both sides. Can you make these in the oven? Sure, but in my experience, they get crispier on the stovetop then in the oven. You can also shape these into smaller pieces to make Indian spiced sweet potato tater tots or fritters (yum!).
I had my Indian spiced sweet potato patties with a side of curry ketchup, which I must say, is the perfect condiment for this dish. If you want to get real fancy, top the patties with sauteed spinach and a fried egg for a complete meal!
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