Sweet Potato Fritters

I found a version of this recipe in my latest issue of Eating Well, and adjusted it to fit my tastes.


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/4 tsp. paprika, divided
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 2 tbs. corn starch
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup water

Microwave (or bake) a sweet potato until smooshy. (7 minutes in the microwave/1 hour in a 425* oven) and set aside to cool.

Heat oil in a skillet, and add onion and pepper – sautee until tender. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture, and add the beans to the skillet along with 1/2 tsp. paprika, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook until warmed through, cover and set aside.

Combine cornmeal, corn starch, baing powder, 3/4 tsp. paprika and 1/2 tsp. salt. Peel and mash the sweet potato in a separate bowl, then add the reserved onion mixture, cornmeal mixture, water and egg and stir until combined.

Form the sweet potato mixture into 8 fritters, using 1/4 cup for each. Heat a skillet with a little more olive oil, and brown the fritters on both sides. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until puffy/firm.

Serve with the bean/onion mixture and kale chips!

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