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

32 Reviews for Sweet Potato Fritters with Smoky Pinto Beans

Good basic recipe

The beans were good. Next time I make the sweet potato fritters I will omit the flour, it makes them too heavy. Also I will add a touch of ground red pepper and a drizzle of buckwheat honey. I combined smoked paprika with Badia Holy Smokes dry rub. Pretty good!

Interesting combo but needs some tweeking

There is too much cornmeal/flour in the recipe which makes them heavy. It's going to depend on the moisture in the potato. Next time I would mix the potato, flavorings, egg and water together and then decide how much meal/flour and baking powder it needs. It should be a loose moist mixture. And I would forget the baking in the oven.

Interesting combo of flavors
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

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