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Easy Sweet Potato Fritters

With White Bean Hummus & Raisin Nut agridolce

Give us a fritter any day. There’s something awesome about fritters. The fact that you can enjoy them as is or topped with deliciousness raisin hazelnut agrodolce or served as a side for brekky, lunch or dinner! Talk about versatility! Go the fritter!

Delicious is what comes to mind when we think about our easy sweet potato fritters. These fritters make an ideal appetizer or side-dish. Serve them for dinner with bean burgers which will make it a really tasty vegetarian meal!

These are some good eats, my friends!

Sweet Potato Fritters

Nicole Kearsley
Sweet potato fritters with white bean hummus & raisin nut agridolce make an ideal appetizer or side-dish. Heck, I’d even have them for dinner!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Vegan
Servings 2 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Hazelnuts
  • 1 bunch Parsley Fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Vegenaise
  • 1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning Blend
  • 6 ounces Green Beans
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt & Pepper To taste

Instructions
 

  • Scrub the sweet potato and grate with the largest side of a box grater. Place the shredded sweet potato into a colander over a large bowl. 
  • Peel and halve the red onion. Grate half with the box grater. Add the shredded onion to the sweet potato and toss everything with a pinch of salt. Thinly slice the remaining onion half.
  • Drain and rinse the cannellini beans. Zest the lemon. Add the cannellini beans to a food processor with half the lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Begin to blend, while pouring in 2 tablespoons olive oil and then 2 tablespoons warm water. Blend the white bean purée until smooth.
  • Place the golden raisins in a medium bowl and cover with the champagne vinegar. Roughly chop the hazelnuts.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the chopped hazelnuts.
  • Toast, shaking the pan frequently until lightly browned, about 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the toasted hazelnuts to a plate to cool. Pick the parsley leaves.
  • Over the sink, squeeze the water out of the sweet potatoes and onions with your hands. Dry the large bowl and return the shredded vegetables.
  • Add the Vegenaise, Greek seasoning blend, and a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well. Once the hazelnuts are cool, add them to the raisins along with the sliced onion, remaining lemon zest, aleppo pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Stir the agrodolce to combine.
  • Place a large nonstick skillet with 2 tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Form the potato mixture into 6 fritters. Use a spatula to transfer the fritters to the oil and press to flatten. 
  • Cook, reducing the heat to medium after 1 minute, until lightly browned and crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
  • Return the skillet to high heat and add the green beans. Add 2 tbsp water and a pinch of salt and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir the parsley into the agrodolce. Spread the white bean purée onto plates and top with sweet potato fritters. Drizzle with raisin hazelnut agrodolce and serve with green beans.

Notes

MAKE IT CRISPIER: Squeeze the grated vegetables as hard as you can. The drier you get it, the crispier the fritter.
*HAZELNUTS: If you’re not a fan of hazelnut you can use almonds instead.
**GOLDEN RAISINS: A good substitute for this ingredient is regular raisins or craisins.
***LEFTOVERS: These fritters are great for breakfast the next day, reheat the fritters in a pan on a low heat and top with your favorites!
****SERVING: This recipe yields 17 grams protein for each serving.
Keyword plant based, vegan
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