Tuesday, August 14, 2012

{sweet potato corn cakes}





Do you ever get the desire to eat something fried for dinner like when all you want is a plate of french fries and a glass of champagne?  Well I didnt have that last night, but I did have something just as good...


Last night Chris made up a plateful of sweet potato and corn cakes with a garlic dipping sauce served alongside a glass of red wine and it could not have been more perfect.   I am pretty much a sucker for any dish using sweet potato or butternut squash so we were off to a good start just based on the ingredients, but these pan-fried cakes really proved to be delicious.  We followed this simple (and inexpensive!) recipe from Budget Bytes accompanied by a side of broccoli.

The potato cakes are starchy and slightly sweet with a bit of crunch plus the garlic dipping sauce adds an unexpected punch of cool flavor.  While originally I was hoping these would also make a great appetizer in mini form for future get togethers, we found in the pan-frying process that it probably wont be possible to make them much smaller than we did.  Although, this recipe would still make for a great side to a marinated steak dish or a bed to a nice seared pork loin.











6 comments:

  1. These look so yummy. I love sweet potatoes.

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  2. Those look amazing! I, too, love anything with sweet potato or butternut squash, so this will definitely go in my recipe box.

    xoxo,
    La Petite Gigi

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  3. Yum! I tried to make Sweet Potato Cakes out of leftover mashed before and it didn't work so well...I'll have to try this recipe!

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  4. Oh what I would give to have a few of those right now!!

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  5. YUM! I love sweet potatoes! Can Chris come cook those for me too?

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  6. oh my gosh those look FANTASTIC. trying out ASAP

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