Sweet Potato Fritters with Peach Salsa

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Incorporating a new recipe at every meal is a challenge Sharman Schubert made these fritters when trying to re-create a meal she had on a trip to Antigua. 3rd Place, 2006 recipe contest.

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Ingredients

  • Peach Salsa
  • 2 fresh peaches, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lime zest
  • Lime Sauce
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp. chipotle hot sauce
  • Fritters
  • 1 40-oz. can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 medium-size onion, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbs. peanut oil

Preparation

1. To make Peach Salsa: Combine all ingredients in bowl.

2. To make Lime Sauce: Combine all ingredients in bowl.

3. To make Fritters: Mash together sweet potatoes, onion, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, egg, thyme and pepper in bowl. Shape into 3-inch patties.

4. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium heat. Fry patties 4 minutes on each side, or until brown, using more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Peach Salsa and Lime Sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 347
  • Carbohydrate Content: 50 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 56 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 308 mg
  • Sugar Content: 16 g