Sweet potato cakes

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Well, hi there.

I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. And while that recipe was for a summer crisp, today - with a chilly, constant rain pounding against our windows - my thoughts are veering to the autumnal.

These Sweet Potato Cakes are the kind of recipe that make you glad for the cooler weather. They're hearty and full of flavour, and pack up beautifully to take to lunch the next day. A little of the accompanying sauce goes a long way, and I thought these savoury cakes were great even on their own.

Happy fall!

Sweet Potato Cakes
(from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi)

1 pound sweet potatoes

1 1/2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tbsp sour cream
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chopped cilantro
salt and black pepper

1 tsp soy sauce
scant 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped green onion
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

butter for frying

Steam the sweet potatoes until completely soft, then let drain in a colander for at least an hour. Mash and set aside.

To make the sauce, whisk together Greek yogurt, sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl and add soy sauce, flour, salt, sugar, green onion, and crushed red peppers. Mix thoroughly by hand to prevent overmixing (otherwise the mixture will become gummy).

Melt some butter in a non-stick frying pan. Form sweet potato mixture into 6 - 8 disks. Fry on medium heat until golden, then flip and repeat. Place between two paper towels to blot the excess butter. Serve with sauce on the side.


Natalie Aguirre said...

Please come over to my house and bring some of these right now. They look so good. I'll definitely be trying them.

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy Fall, Beth! These sweet potato cakes look delicious and comforting!

Jemi Fraser said...

I never buy sweet potatoes anymore -they NEVER turn out the way they're supposed to. But... these look good enough to make me try them again! :)
Happy fall!

Beth said...

Hope this one works for you, Jemi! xo

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Both the sweet potato cakes and dipping sauce sound amazing! We've had a gloomy weekend, too--so fall flavors are perfect! Glad to see you back, my friend.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

These are the flavors that I love, I am so ready for fall, looks delicious Beth.

That Girl said...

Love this! I like to add sweet potato to my latkes!

Gloria Baker said...

I love sweet potatoes Beth, look really delicious !!

grace said...

ooh, how i love sweet potatoes! i'll bet these are so creamy, and i love that hit of soy sauce in there!

Unknown said...

What a great twist on traditional potato pancakes. I love sweet potato anything!

Bonnie said...

Yum! The sweet potato cakes look like a great snack. I bet they would be good to lay on top of an autumn salad? Thank for sharing!

Unknown said...

These sweet potato cakes look fantabulous! And so timely — perfect fall recipe. Such a delightful treat Beth.


Marcelle said...

These sweet potato cakes look delicious! I will definitely eat these as a main course, great recipe Beth!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Oh, yum -- these look great! Love sweet potatoes. Have made plenty of potato cakes, but not with sweet potatoes -- gotta try this. :-) Thanks so much.

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

What a great healthy side Beth. I think I need to venture beyond plain sweet potatoes!

Katerina said...

Time flies right? These sweet potato cakes look absolutely mouthwatering!

Julie said...

Oh these look so good! Love all things sweet potatoes.

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