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A NEW KING OF BREAKFAST IN OUR HOME: SWEET POTATO FRITTERS

A NEW KING OF BREAKFAST IN OUR HOME: SWEET POTATO FRITTERS

Before the other day, I had never heard of this dish. I mean the concept is pretty simple. Frittrs made of sweet potatoes. Sure.

The surprise for me was when I actually broke down and made them for my family. They looked at me odd when I told them what I was making because it was out of the ordinary for me however they went along with it because the only other option was cold cereal.

To my surprise these were FANTASTIC and my family thought the same thing. They gobbled them up and asked for more so overall I would say it was a success.

Ingredients

1 ¾ cups sweet potato, shredded (I used about half of a nearly 1-lb. specimen)
1 large egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for greasing the pan
Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, paprika, chili powder, basil, oregano, herbs de provence. I used ½ teaspoon garlic powder and dashes of smoked paprika and chili powder.

Instructions

Shred 1 ¾ to 2 cups sweet potato using a cheese grater (or a food processor using regular blade). Preheat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add egg to sweet potato and whisk until combined. Add seasonings to taste.
Lightly grease pan, trickling a few drops of oil onto the pan, and spread with a spatula—you don’t need a lot. Plop about ¼ cup of the sweet potato mixture into the pan at a time. Mixture will be very loose and may fall apart in the pan—that’s okay. Use your spatula to nudge all the sweet potato scraps into a neat pile and press down on the top with the back of the spatula to flatten. Cook about 2-3 minutes before flipping. If patty starts to fall apart when you try to flip it, cook it longer. The bottom should be sturdy enough to slide the spatula underneath. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, but don’t overcrowd the pan.