Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters

Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters
Professional Winner Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters Brian Karam, Lincolnshire, Illinois

These Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters won the Professional category prize in the 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.

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Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters
Serves 10
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Ingredients
  1. 4 to 5 sweet potatoes (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  2. 2 large egg yolks
  3. ¼ pound tasso ham, finely chopped
  4. 7 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  5. 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  6. 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  7. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. 2 cups pastry flour
  9. 3 large eggs, beaten
  10. 3 cups Japanese bread crumbs (panko)
  11. Vegetable oil, for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a rimmed baking sheet, roast sweet potatoes until tender, about 1 hour.
  2. While sweet potatoes are still warm, peel and pass them through a food mill into a large bowl. Add egg yolks, tasso, cheese, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Using a spatula, gently combine.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Prepare 3 shallow bowls of pastry flour, egg, and panko. Roll each sweet potato ball in flour, egg, and bread crumbs, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze overnight.
  4. In a large Dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 4 inches, and heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry or candy thermometer reads 325°. Add sweet potato balls, in batches, and cook until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Creole mustard, if desired.
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The 2014 Louisiana Yam Recipe Contest Winners

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B.L.T. Sweet Potato Hash
Grand Prize Winner
B.L.T Sweet Potato Hash
Peter Crouth, Plantsville, Connecticut

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Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Frozen Winner
Piquant Sweet Potato Quiche
Karen McGowan, Houston, Texas

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Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters
Professional Winner
Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters
Brian Karam, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Student Winner
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Sage Brown Butter
Adrian Vazquez, Chicago, Illinois

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Sweet Potato S’mores
Canned Winner
Sweet Potato S’mores
Michele Carl, Masonville, Colorado
Creamy Smoked Sweet Potato Soup
Fresh Winner
Creamy Smoked Sweet Potato Soup
Samantha Foglesong, New Orleans, Louisiana

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4 COMMENTS

  1. It would be great to get nutritional value on recipes. Most of us have health issues and need to control
    or omit certain ingredients. For instance, I am diabetic and am interested in the carb value as well as the sugar grams.

    Thanks..

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