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Sweet Potato Patties


Makes: 6 servings


3 medium-large sweet potatoes
1 cup bread crumbs (crushed)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  1. Using your hands or a vegetable scrub brush, wash the sweet potatoes under cool water to remove any dirt.
  2. To prepare for microwave, prick the potatoes all over with a fork to avoid them from bursting open.
  3. Microwave the sweet potatoes on high for ~5-6 minutes until soft. Turn them over mid-way.
  4. Allow to cool; then remove skins by hand.
  5. Put the sweet potatoes in a medium bowl. Mash them with a fork.
  6. Crush the bread crumbs on a cutting board with a rolling pin or jar.
  7. Put the crushed bread crumbs in a small bowl.
  8. Shape sweet potato into 6 small patties.
  9. Roll each patty in the crushed crumbs.
  10. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  11. Brown each patty on both sides in the oil.

For variety, add some finely chopped apple. For added fiber, try whole wheat bread crumbs.

Total Cost: $1.40
Serving Cost: $0.23

Source: Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network Website Recipes