This sweet potato patties recipe is simple as it uses one of my most favourite vegetables – sweet potato. This is one of those meals you cook up when you need a hug from your food. Sweet potato is like the Mum of vegetables. It’s comforting, as well as a superstar at making your belly feel full, happy and relaxed when you’re sad or stressed (or maybe that’s just me).
Sweet potato is a complex carb. Complex carbs, unlike their simpleton relatives, are broken down slowly. This means that their energy is provided to you at a gradual, steady pace rather than all at once. This keeps you satisfied and helps you avoid those 3:30 pm must-eat-everything-in-sight munchies.
Well, that’s your little sweet potato lesson for the day. Enjoy this sweet potato patties recipe.
- 350 grams of sweet potato
- 1 cup of besan flour
- 50 grams of red capsicum, diced
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated/ground ginger
- 1 handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/2 brown onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (1 tablespoon for pattie, 1 tablespoon for cooking)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat fan-forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
- Chop your sweet potato into cubes and transfer it into a steamer. Cook until soft enough for mashing.
- While you wait for your sweet potato to soften, dice, chop and combine all other ingredients required for the patties and put into a bowl.
- Once your sweet potato is softened, allow it to cool for a few minutes and then, using a masher, break down the sweet potato until it is free of any lumps or bumps. Combine this with your other ingredients mixing well to ensure that everything in the mixture is evenly distributed among the sweet potato. Once you have achieved this, roll your mixture into balls. You made need to flour your hands to prevent unwanted stickiness.
- Heat a frypan with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil for cooking. Place your patties in a heated fry pan, flattening with the bottom of a spatula. Cook for a couple of minutes on either side until you see them starting to colour. Once this has been achieved, transfer onto a baking tray and into the oven so that they can cook all the way through. You may want to cover the top of the patties with another sheet of baking paper to prevent the outer layers from burning/colouring too much. Be sure to put the patties on a lower shelf, as you will need the highest shelf for the almonds. Leave them to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.