Who can’t resist a bit of fried food now and then? A big weakness of mine was hash browns (nom nom!), but with a new healthy way of living, these guys had to go. Now while I don’t regularly eat these sweet potato patties, they are a healthier alternative to potato patties or hash browns. Sweet potatoes are more nutrient dense than regular potatoes and these are pan-fried and not deep fried. Not exactly guilt free (it’s still fried), but certainly less guilt!
Sweet Potato Hash Brown Patties
1 Cups Coarsely Grated Sweet Potatoes
1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 Cup Finely Diced Onions
Salt & Pepper
Peel and grate your sweet potatoes. Lightly salt and let stand for 10 minutes while you finely dice 1/4 cup of onions. Drain excess water from the sweet potatoes and pat them dry. Add the onions, breadcrumbs, eggs and salt & pepper to the sweet potato shreds and stir. If you find there is still water, pat dry again or press and drain. Your mixture should be about the consistency of a hamburger – and should stand firm when made into a patty. Too wet? Add some breadcrumbs. Too dry? Maybe another egg. See the picture below – they should be about this texture.
Shape all of the patties and put them aside. Add the oil to a frying pan and heat. When the oil is hot, start cooking! Since these are healthier versions, they are NOT deep fried. Simply fry on each side until they’re browned.