Crispy Sweet Potato Fritters with Bacon and Scallions

     I struck it rich when I decided to make a new Sweet Potato Fritter recipe.  I made them last year, and they were good, but these are out of this world delicious!  The Scallions, Bacon, Fresh Rosemary, and Orange Zest are very subtle and compliment the Sweet Potatoes wonderfully.  There is NO butter, NO added sugar, and very little oil to fry them.  If you want to make them completely healthy, omit the bacon. 

     Yeah, right.  Not happening.

     Using a little light Ranch Dressing was a perfect condiment.  They would go great with Steak, Meatloaf, Poultry, Fish, Pork, or even an Omelet.  Yep, I could definitely eat these with an Omelet or Scrambled Eggs.

Ingredients:  Yields 7 – 8 Fritters

2 large Sweet potatoes (You’ll need about 2 – 2 ¼ cups)

4 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 small Sprig fresh Rosemary, chopped or ½ tsp dried

1 TBSP orange zest

1 TBSP Flour

Dash of Salt and Pepper

1 Egg

¼ cup Scallions, sliced

Serve with Ranch Dressing, Buffalo Ranch Dressing, Siracha Sauce, Sour Cream, or Yogurt

PREPARATION:

     Wash the Sweet Potatoes.  Pierce only one of them 3-4 times with a fork or the point of a knife.  Cover with a paper towel or microwave safe lid.  Cook in microwave for 5-7 minutes, depending on the girth.  Stab it with a fork to make sure it’s tender.  Let it cool a bit.

     While the Potato is cooling, cook the Bacon in a 12” skillet.  Set aside. Using my old Indian trick, soak up most of the grease with a wadded-up paper towel and the tongs you used to turn your Bacon. 

     Peel the second Potato and grate it.  I used a box grater and it only took a minute or two.

     Pinch the cooked Potato, and the skin will split.  Squeeze the Potato into a medium-sized bowl.  Give it a quick mash with a fork.  Add the raw grated Potato and stir with the fork.  Add the Rosemary, Orange Zest, Flour, Salt and Pepper.  Stir well and push to the side of the bowl.

     Drop the egg on the empty side of the bowl, and lightly beat with your fork.  Mix everything together now.  Add the Scallions and crumbled Bacon.  Stir again. 

     In preheated skillet, add a small drizzle of Olive Oil.  When it’s hot, start dropping the Fritters in one at a time.  Leave room between them so you can get your spatula in there to turn them.  You’ll have to cook them in two batches.  Cook over low/medium heat until they are good and brown.  Flip them over and cook the other side.  They will be cooked in about ten minutes.  EAT ONE!!!  Roll your eyes and say, “Mmmmmmmmmmm”.

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Sweet Potato Patties

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     We love sweet potatoes and bake them often as a side dish with chicken, pork, turkey, ham, or even fish.  The leftovers usually hang around.  Sometimes they get reheated and eaten, but many times they just go to the dogs or to the trash.  I hate being wasteful, so today I decided to do something with the leftovers.  Good?  You bet!!  And a new Westover Leftover was born.

INGREDIENTS:  YIELDS 8 PATTIES

2 leftover sweet potatoes, peeled

1 egg, beaten

2 -3 TBSP bread crumbs

3-4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

½ – ¾ cup veggies (corn, Kale, spinach, onions, maybe even bell pepper)

Dash salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg

 

PREPARATION:

In a medium bowl, beat the egg.  Add the sweet potato and mash with a fork.  Add bread crumbs, bacon, veggies, and seasonings.  Form into patties and cook in a skillet until browned on both sides.  I drizzled a little olive oil at first, and then when I flipped them, I put a teeny smidge of butter.  Flatten the patties slightly after flipping.

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