Saturday, August 15, 2009

Guest Post: Sweet Potato Croquettes with Yogurt Sauce

Hi everyone! (*waving hand*) This is Jenn from Bread + Butter. When Miranda asked me to do a guest post, I couldn't refuse the invitation. I'm always happy to help out a fellow foodie. Besides, I love sharing recipes and other food tidbits with others. There's fun to be had all around, right? Anyway, on to this very delectable little appetizer, which I had for dinner recently. I give you my Sweet Potato Croquettes with Yogurt Sauce.

I had some extra mashed sweet potatoes left from when I baked some sweet potato biscuits, which you'll see this coming week on Bread + Butter. I figured I'd make something a little similar to those little patty cakes I did a while back. So I turned them into golf ball sized croquettes. I did omit the sugar from my original recipe and seasoned it with a little salt and mixed in some panko crumbs instead of coating it. I baked them in the oven for roughly 10-15 min. They retained their shape as well as color and they came out with a slight firm crust, but when you bite into them it was soft like mashed potatoes. This is also great to get kinds involved, too. Let them shape the mashed sweet potato into ball.

I made a simple yogurt sauce to go along with this. A friend of mine had made something similar when I had dinner with her and her husband recently. I really loved it so much that I was surprised as to how easy it was to make. It was basically Greek yogurt, chopped fresh parsley and a tiny bit ot water. Simple.

Yum yum!!

Sweet Potato Croquette with Yogurt Sauce

2-3 Cooked and Mashed Sweet Potato
1/2 c panko crumbs

Yogurt Sauce:
2 Tbsp greek plain yogurt
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp water

To cook the sweet potato:
Peel and cube the sweet potato. Put them into some boiling water and cook until tender. Drain and cool them down witn running cold water. Mash them in a bowl.

Preheat your oven to 375˚F

When the sweet potatoes are mashed, mix in the panko crumbs and season with a little salt.

Take 2 Tbsp of the mashed sweet potato and with your hands form into a ball.

Place them on parchment paper lined baking sheet and baked for 12-15 min.

While they bake, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside until ready to serve.

Bon Appetit!!