Monday, 3 October 2016

Sweet potato mad :)

Why title like this? Because we decided we really like sweet potatoes :)

For long time I was making chips from them or use them as alternative when cooking my version of Shepard's pie.
Not much for so yummy veggie.
I didn't realized that is so many recipes using it, that I can make even sweet bakes like scones or biscuits from it...
You should see my face guys when I saw article on net, in simple words my jaw hit the floor if you know what I want to say by that :)

So in our last week menu we had 2 cooking experiments:
* sweet potato gnocchi
* sweet potato and beans patties.

I'm experimental cook, so not always keeping close eye on recipes, sometimes just remember general idea, sometimes doing something my way.

This week experiments turned out brilliant - my man decided he likes them both even better then other similar recipes we checked before eg. beans gnocchi - I'm not surprised really :)

For sweet potato gnocchi you need just 3 ingredients: baked sweet potatoes (2-3 medium sized), flour (plain, wholemeal or gluten-free - choice is yours) and salt (I used about 1/2 tsp).
Just mashed your potatoes, add salt and flour, make dough - soft but not sticky, rolled into sausage shape, cut into pieces, use fork on them :), cook in boiled salted water and serve with butter and garlic like us or with sauce of your choice :)

For Sweet potato and bean patties you need: 2-3 sweet potatoes, can of beans (any kind), breadcrumbs (1/2 cup +), 2-3 spring onions, 1 garlic clove, salt, black pepper, paprika or chilli (your choice), allspice (optional).
Bake or cook your potatoes (I baked mine), mash them, add half of beans - mash them, then add rest of beans, chopped onions, mashed garlic, spices and breadcrumbs, mix well, if too sticky add more breadcrumbs. Form patties, fry them and serve with salad of your choice.

Before frying

After :)

On the plate with simple tomato and onion salad :)



  1. Monika, you might also want to try a Sweet Potato Bisque. Our restaurant friend makes a really tasty one.

    1. Hmmm, if I had recipe Ros I definitely would :)