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Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

September/October 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (165 votes)

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.



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"I loved the method, the ingredients, and the fact that it's meat-free... but where was the flavor? I followed the recipe exactly, and the cornmeal made the fritters really chewy. The poblano was kind of bitter, and the smoked paprika didn...
Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

32 Reviews for Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

06/04/2012
Anonymous
Kicked up brown beans and corn bread

We roasted the peppers on a grill before we used them in this recipe. I was so surprised at the subtle flavors of the peppers, paprika and sweet potato. Really nice recipe and I will definetly make it again......but will use homemade beans and not the canned. LOVED THIS ONE !

Nice flavors
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03/08/2012
Anonymous
Great if you make some changes

These were great, but I took others' advice. I added one diced jalapeno to the pepper/onion mix. I also dumped a whole bunch of spices into the potato mixture. I used probably 2 tsp Cajun seasonings and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. It had just a tiny kick to it--enough to make it delicious. If you like spicy food, you can easily up the cayenne or sub a hotter pepper for the jalapeno. I also added more salt. The best thing to do is make the potato mixture without the egg, add spices, taste, then add the egg when you're satisfied with the spice mixture.

Overall the recipe was filling and tasty. We ate it two nights in a row.

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03/08/2012
Anonymous
Decent recipe, but lacks real flavor

The fritters were pretty bland. They were okay for a first try, but not sure that I will be making these again. Like someone else said, the beans were good though, will be making those again.

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03/01/2012
Anonymous
Unfortunately, not impressed

Based on others comments bout lack of flavor I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg....still didn't help! I will make the beans again, but not the fritters

Beans taste great
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02/09/2012
Anonymous
So yummy!

I'm not sure how these could lack flavor. I did go a bit heavier with the salt, as I usually do, and I think my sweet potato may have been larger than a pound, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. My fritters were moist and delicious on the inside and the beans were spicy and smoky. Perhaps my store just had particularly spicy poblanos? My family loved them, although the beans were a bit spicy for my toddler. I'd eat these a couple times a month, definitely.

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