I'm extremely happy with this recipe. Potato fritters made like Latkes using sweet potato instead of regular. That little touch of sweetness and kiss of caramelization that happens when the sweet potato cooks is out of this world...mini crispy (almost burnt) honey-like edges...so good!
I upped the fritters with dollops of horseradish cream, pomegranate and parsley (which makes a fantastic appetizer during the holidays because of the colors)--truly though, this is an all-year favorite. You can doll these puppies up however you like. Simple recipe, great results, happy, HAPPY eating.
"If you don't like horseradish skip it, then sub-in crème fraiche instead of sour cream--still delish."
Notes: Bread crumbs are lightly seasoned. Olive oil is extra-virgin.
SWEET POTATO FRITTERS
Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, 1 small onion, 1/4 cup bread crumbs (or matzo meal), 1/2 tsp. salt + a pinch, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 large egg-beaten, 6-8 tbsp. oil oil, 1/2 cup sour cream. 1 tbsp. hot horseradish, 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped.
Makes about 9, recipe can be doubled or tripled.
1. Peel potato then grate it, using a box grater over a paper towel. Gather up the towel and squeeze out any excess moisture. Tip potato into a large bowl. Peel then grate onion, add to the bowl. Add egg, salt, pepper and breadcrumbs, stir to combine well.
2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet pan over medium-high head, until glossy. Form 4-5 potato patties with your hands, then press them down as they cook. Fry for 5-6 minutes on the first side (until very brown) then gently turn over and cook the second side.
3. Remove fritters to a paper towel lined plate. Follow with the rest of the batter.
4. Make the horseradish cream: stir together sour cream, horseradish and pinch of salt. Dollop a little in the center of each fritter, then press in a few pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Tip: If you are making a large batch, turn the oven on 275* to keep fritters warm after draining on paper towel between batches.