Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

September/October 2010

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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.

"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

30 Reviews for Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

Delicious even with shortcuts

I thought this was a great recipe for a "meatless Monday." Our oven was broken so I microwaved the sweet potato for 5 mins and then just cooked them longer on the griddle at the end instead of putting them back in the oven. I was making another recipe that included chipotle peppers, so I threw some of them in as well (about 1 tsp chopped). I wonder if some people who think that this is flavorless are using plain paprika instead of smoked paprika? Two totally different flavor profiles. Between the bit of chipotle that I added and the smoked paprika, these had a really nice, smoky flavor. Will make again.

Flavor, easy to make, accessible/available ingredients
Just ok...

I really wanted to like the fritters but they were lacking a lot of flavor. The beans were pretty good though.

Awesome vegetarian recipe!

Using sweet potato, this recipe didn't turn out as sweet as I expected it to be. Maybe I didn't pick out a very sweet one, but next time I will add some sugar to it. I also used half the amount of peppers and added corn in it and it came out awesome! Great recipe!

Healthy, tasty, cheap
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
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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