Sweet potato fritters

    1 hour 5 min

    Sweet potato fritters full of herbs with a delicious smoky chilli kick. Tastes great with homemade hummus. My recipes consist of ingredients found in my cupboard so can be made anytime without hunting around specialist stores for expensive special ingredients. A very easy to make dish which can be served as a snack or accompany a main dish.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 10 to 12 fritters

    • 3 medium sweet potatoes
    • 3 dessertspoons frozen chopped corriander
    • 2 dessertspoons dried chives
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chilli flakes
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 egg
    • 4 dessertspoons plain flour
    • 4 dessertspoons grated hard cheese (optional)
    • sunflower oil, as needed

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / 200 C Fan / Gas 220 C. Lightly grease a couple of baking trays with sunflower oil and place into oven once temperature has been achieved.
    2. Peel and grate the sweet potatoes into a large bowl. Try to squeeze some of the liquid from the grated potatoes.
    3. Add the coriander, chives, chipotle chilli flakes, cumin seeds, salt, garlic granules, black pepper and smoked paprika into the bowl. Mix together using your hands working the ingredients together.
    4. Beat an egg in a small bowl and add to the mixture, blending the ingredients with your hands once again.
    5. Finally add the plain flour and mix together using a metal spoon until all ingredients begin to bind together. This is the point you can add the grated hard cheese.
    6. Remove the heated baking trays from the oven. Mould the mixture into balls and press them in your hand into 5 to 6cm diameter patties (the grated potato should be tightly compacted). Place onto hot trays and brush top surface of each fritter with sunflower oil.
    7. Place in oven and bake for a total of 45 minutes until brown and crispy, turning them once after about 30 minutes to brown the other side. The sugar from the potatoes may burn slightly but this adds flavour to the fritters.

    Tip

    Frozen chopped coriander is homemade. Fresh coriander blanched, chopped and frozen, sealed in a zipbag. Still has the same amount of flavour as fresh chilled coriander but reduces food waste as this can survive in your freezer for months for use anytime. It also retains its colour when defrosted.

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