Posted on by Paula Gallagher
A favorite dinner vegetable, the sweet potato is delicious, good for you, and very versatile! You can prepare it as a side dish, soup, fries, or bake it into cakes, pies and muffins. There are so many ways to serve sweet potatoes and the recipe below is a family favorite.
These delicious easy-to-make patties are chock-full of vitamin C, potassium, beta carotene and fiber, perfect for when you feel like having something hearty and nourishing. They can be served as a main course or shape the patties into small bites and serve as an appetizer, with your favorite salsa. They are also great frozen. Just make a double batch, shape into patties, and freeze. Delicious for an after-work supper when you have little time!
Sweet Potato Patties
- 1 large sweet potato or yam, peeled and diced (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large garlic clove, smashed and minced
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs (gluten free, if you prefer)
- 2 Tbsp ground golden flaxseed
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 Tbsp minced Italian parsley
- 2 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 350° F. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out diced sweet potatoes and bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove to a large bowl and set aside to cool.
Keep the oven temperature at 350° F. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil, then sauté the onion over medium heat until soft. Add it the bowl with the baked sweet potatoes along with salt, pepper, garlic and bread crumbs. Mash the mixture together using a large fork.
Place the flaxseed in a small bowl and stir in 1 Tbsp of water until the flaxseed is absorbed. Stir in nutritional yeast, Italian parsley and cilantro and mix until blended. Add this to the sweet potato mixture, working it in with your hands until everything is evenly distributed.
Shape the mixture into 4 evenly sized patties and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until patties are crisp on the outside. Serve with your favorite salsa, tzatziki or any dipping sauce. You can even serve them on your favorite whole grain bread or bun for a heartier meal.
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