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Friday, March 5, 2010

Sweet Potato Cakes


This was the result of another failed attempt at making sweet potato chips. One day I shall figure it out, but during this time, I didn't have the patience. I kept burning small batches and I finally gave up. I still had a pile of thinly sliced pieces of sweet potato.  So I chopped them into sizable pieces and piled them all in a bowl. Mixed in an egg, some flour and some green onion. and baked them in the oven. Yummy deliciousness of a nearly wasted veggie.

Makes 6-8 cakes


Sweet Potato Cakes

2 small sweet potatoes - peeled
1 green onion - chopped
1 egg
2-3 Tbsp all purpose Flour

Preheat your oven to 350˚F

Thinly slice the sweet potatoes, then give them a rough chop. Place the pieces in a large bowl. Add the egg, flour and green onion and mix together thoroughly. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Place large spoonfuls of the mixture into 6-8 bundles on a foil lined lightly greased baking pan. Baked for 25-30 minutes.

Serve with your choice of sweet and sour sauce, ponzu, or soy sauce.

31 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

What lovely and crispy edges they have, how delish!

Miranda said...

This looks great. I love sweet potatoes....It is very unique. But you always seem to come up with creative dishes.

Tangled Noodle said...

Great save! The great thing about these SP cakes rather than chips is that they look like you can pile toppings on them, as well as dipping. I'll take sweet potatoes any way you care to make them!

Pam said...

It looks delicious to me, nice and crispy. I will have to try making them. Thanks!

Phyllis said...

Nice save! The sweet potato cakes look delicious.

Debbie said...

Glad that you were able to save them and they look delicious!

kelsey said...

yum yum yum

pigpigscorner said...

A great one despite the failure. Looks amazing!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

They look wonderful! I'll have to pick up some sweet potatoes again!

Elra said...

I was just thinking about making sweet potato bread today. Hmmm, this look pretty tempting Jenn!

Joie de vivre said...

Even your failed attempts are always creative and somehow you manage to salvage them and make them not only edible, but beautiful.

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Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look great! Almost better than chips :)

Bob said...

Awesome. Just awesome.

Brad said...

yum they look great thanks for the recipe

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

I love sweet potato chips or fries. Since they have high content of sugar, it makes sense why they burn so easily. Thanks for the recipe.

Sharon said...

Looks great!! Nice save!!

Joanne said...

You win some, you lose some. But when you're cooking with sweet potatoes...you always win.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sweet potato cakes are a great idea, crispy and delicious!

Kathleen said...

Way to save it. These sound really good!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Mmm... these look good! I adore sweet potatoes. I imagine these would be great with a variety of different sauces!

the wicked noodle said...

Way to salvage those sweet potatoes!

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

What a beautiful mistake! :-)

Pam said...

What a tasty appetizer. I am loving these sweet potato cakes.

dawn said...

wait i'm lost. what were you trying to make? a cake like a fritter type? and they weren't holding? or were you trying to make chips?

Jenn said...

dawn: I was trying to make SP chips at first, but it kept burning no matter how long I kept them in. So I just mixed them up into a batter and made then into a fritter-like cake.

Sippity Sup said...

ingenuity wins the day! GREG

Sook said...

Oh wow, the sweet potato cakes look so beautiful! I'm sure they are so healthy, too!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love that the potatoes are in pieces instead of just smashed or shredded. These look yummy! So rustic looking.

Jennifer(Savor) said...

Waste not, want not. We are huge sp lovers and I just happen to have some sitting on the counter. Looking forward to your 'eating your words' challenge entry!

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