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Two Pound Sweet Potato Patty


One of my favorite food websites is Budget Bytes.  Recipes are simple, easy to follow, and refreshingly good.  If you are looking for Julia Child caliber recipes then Budget Bytes is not for you.  If you are looking for down to earth, uncomplicated and tasty meals, then have a go.  To date over the past several years, I have more than two dozen recipes saved.  Today I went wild and tried Sweet Potato Corn Cakes with Garlic Dipping Sauce.

Modifications Made:
Not having a potato masher, cooked sweet potato, diced green onions, cilantro, double the salt, two teaspoons of comino, two teaspoons of chili powder were tossed into blender and given a quick pulse.  Nothing excessive, just a quick blitz.  Emptied into a bowl, the following was added and mixed until just moistened: two well beaten eggs, third cup of masa, half cup of breadcrumbs, and half cup of frozen corn.  After cooling down in the fridge, patties were formed into patties and allowed to rechill for another hour or so.  Once ready to cook, the patties were coated in garlic Panko crumbs and pan fried until golden brown.

Scaled for Likability: No, Thank You
Fried patties/cakes at this table come in all tastes: zucchini, potato, broccoli, crab, all meats (not to be confused with burgers), and salmon (the preferred patty of choice).  One of the most common elements in fried patties is the light fluffy airiness of the patty with a crunchy outside and moist inside.  These patties were crunchy, and moist, and very tasty, the issue was they weighed too much.  Eating just one patty left each of table participants feeling excessively full, like a thanksgiving feast experience.  I would have preferred to take the sweet potato mixture minus the egg, breadcrumbs, and panko and served as a flavorful mashed side, corn included.

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