Sweet Potato Fritters
HERB DIPPING SAUCE:
- 1 cup Hood® Sour Cream
- 2 Tbsp. green onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
SWEET POTATO FRITTERS:
- 4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and grated (about two medium sweet potatoes)
- 1 cup carrots, grated
- 1/4 cup grated sweet onion, strained
- 1 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed (about two medium sweet potatoes)*
- 1/2 cup Hood® Sour Cream
- 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 cup flour, divided
- 1/4 cup canola oil
Combine sour cream, green onion, basil, light brown sugar, salt and crushed red pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Refrigerate.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated sweet potato, grated carrot, and grated onion. Mix in the mashed sweet potato, followed by the sour cream
Stir in the light brown sugar, nutmeg, crushed red pepper, salt, and half of the flour (1/4 cup). Make sure the ingredients are completely combined.
Coat the bottom of a large skillet with a generous amount of olive oil. Heat the skillet on medium-high. Put the remaining flour (1/4 cup) in a small bowl nearby.
To form the fritters, scoop a small amount (about ¼ cup) of the batter and form into patties.
Lightly coat both sides of the fritter with flour, and carefully place in skillet. Working in three batches, cook the fritters for about 4-5 minutes on each side (or until golden brown), being careful to not overcrowd the skillet. Transfer the cooked fritters to a sheet pan lined with a paper towel, and season with salt and pepper (optional). Serve immediately with Herb Dipping Sauce.
Recipe Tip: To cook the mashed sweet potatoes, take two washed potatoes and prick them on all sides with a fork. Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Carefully flip the potatoes over, and microwave on high for another six minutes. Let the sweet potatoes cool. Cut the potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the inside.
Per serving: Calories: 126, Carbohydrate: 12 grams, Fat: 7 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Cholesterol: 15 milligrams, Sodium: 252 milligrams, Calcium: 40 milligrams.