Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans (Printer-Friendly Version) | Eating Well
SPECIAL OFFER - Limited Time Only!

(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

20 minute dinner recipes

Print Now

Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/sweet_potato_fritters_with_beans.html

From EatingWell:  September/October 2010

These easy sweet potato fritters have a crispy crust and a tender middle. The beans are flavored with smoked paprika, but sweet or hot would work well too. To give it a Mexican-inspired twist, use chili powder as the spice instead of the paprika.

4 servings, 2 fritters & 1/2 cup beans each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Prick sweet potato in several places with a fork. Microwave on High until just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425ºF until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.) Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture. Add beans, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Cover and set aside.
  4. Whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, the remaining 3/4 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Peel the sweet potato and mash in a large bowl with a fork. Stir in the reserved onion-pepper mixture, egg and water. Add the cornmeal mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Form the sweet potato mixture into eight 3-inch oval fritters, using a generous 1/4 cup for each. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 4 fritters until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining fritters and oil.
  6. Bake the fritters until puffed and firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the fritters with the reserved bean mixture and lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition

Per serving : 380 Calories; 14 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 53 mg Cholesterol; 57 g Carbohydrates; 10 g Protein; 10 g Fiber; 664 mg Sodium; 780 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 2 fat

Tips & Notes