Sunday, November 13, 2011

Copycat Recipe Week: Day 7-Jalapeno & Sweet Potato Fritters

Today is Day 7 and the final day of my Copycat Recipe Week. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know some of these other great food bloggers as much as I have had trying out their fantastic recipes. They're all on Facebook too so if you go like them, tell them I sent you over. 


The last recipe (but certainly not the least!) comes from Bia at Bia's Rich and Sweet Kitchen. The other night, I was in a lime/cilantro type mood again (recipe to follow next week) and I wanted a side dish to go with what I was making. These sweet potato fritters were incredible and unbelievably light. We don't like a lot of heat in our food so I did cut down on the amount of jalepeno peppers and onions and I added a little bit of cilantro, to blend the flavors with my other menu items that evening, but everything else remained the same. Thanks for a great recipe idea Bia!


Jalapeno & Sweet Potato Fritters
1 Large or 2 Small Sweet Potato
1 Small Jalapeno Pepper, chopped (measured about 1 tbsp.)
1/2 c. Red Onion, chopped
1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 + 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Egg, beaten
3/4 c. Cornmeal (I used the yellow kind)
1/4 c. All-Purpose Flour
1/4 c. Water


Prick sweet potatoes with a knife or fork and microwave for about 10 minutes or until inside is soft. Peel potatoes while warm, add the insides to a bowl and mash them with a fork. Set them aside. In a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp. of the olive oil and cook the onions over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add jalapenos and cilantro and saute for another 3 minutes. In a medium bowl mix flour, cornmeal, salt, paprika and baking powder. Add jalapeno/onion mixture, egg and water to sweet potatoes and mix it well. Add dry ingredients and mix it all together. Make balls, about 1 heaping soup spoon worth out of the mixture. Preheat the oven to 425F. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan and lightly fry the fritters on all sides. (I flattened mine so they were flat) Grease a cookie sheet. Place lightly fried fritters on cookie sheet and bake them on preheated oven for 10 minutes. They should be firm and slightly puffed. Makes 8 fritters. 


Weight Watchers Points+ Value Per Serving = 4


Enjoy!













2 comments:

  1. Carrie, you've done it again, and Bia's recipes are awesome, hubby loves hot stuff so will have to try this!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Please leave a comment below.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

ShareThis