11.02.2010

Tasty Tuesday!

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."
-Meister Eckhart


Hello!! Have I mentioned how much I love fall and Thanksgiving? Well, if I have neglected to do so, let me say it now!! I LOVE FALL & THANKSGIVING!!

Everyone always laughs at how much I cook for Thanksgiving dinner, but I just cannot help myself! There are so many wonderful recipes!! Today's recipe is one of my favorites!! I can eat yams/sweet potatoes everyday - they are so YUMMY! Enjoy!


Apple, Almond and Yam Patties

Ingredients:

* 1 1/4 lbs yams, peeled, coarsely grated
* 1 large honeycrisp apple, peeled, cored, coarsley grated
* 1/4 cup finely diced onions
* 1 1/2 Tbsp sour cream
* 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup sliced almonds
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* Sour Cream

Equipment Needed:

* Large nonstick skillet
* Box grater
* Ice cream scoop

Directions:

1.) Combine yam, apple, and onion in a large mixing bowl.
2.) Add sour cream and eggs; season to taste with salt and white pepper.
3.) Stir ingredients to combine.
4.) Slowly fold in flour, then add in almonds.
5.) Mix well.
6.) Form patties: scoop mixture with ice cream scoop, press firmly with hands.
7.) Set patties aside.
8.) Heat oil on medium-high 1-2 min. (do not let oil reach smoking point)
9.) Reduce heat to medium.
10.) Add yam patties to pan.
11.) Cook, 7-8 min until edges begin to brown.
12.) Gently turn patties over and cook 5-6 min until browned and tender.
13.) Place on a double layer of paper towels to drain.
14.) Repeat with remaining yam patties, heating additional oil if needed.
15.) Serve warm with sour cream as garnish.

(These can be made ahead of time and reheated in a 350° oven for 20 min)

Thought of the Day:

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

6 comments:

Dorana said...

whoa! gotta try those! :o)

siempre- dorana

Mattos said...

now what is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato, I thought it was color a sweet potato being orange, is that correct, when I order sweet potato fries they are always orange but when I go to the store sometimes I see yams as labeled the orange ones, please help. signed clueless in potato, yamville

Sheryl said...

Aw, can't wait to make these -- they sound awesome! I love to roast sweet 'tatoes with onion, sweet peppers, etc., and fresh herbs.... yummy! My husband will be your newest fan when I make these!

PoetessWug said...

Boy do these look good!! I'm a sweet potato fanatic! Too bad there isn't a fast food place that makes and delivers them somewhere around here!. I'd have a sack of them...nice and hot...right now! ^_^

Sandie said...

Love this recipe!! I will be trying it, and I'm not not waiting for Thanksgiving! Thanks, Nicole!!

Sandie

Marlene aka LuckyDog said...

These look great! I think I can tweak it to make it vegan, sounds like a good challenge!