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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Fritters

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Water (or vegetable broth for extra flavor)
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil, Coconut Oil, Or Avocado Oil

 

Sauce

  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews & 2 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Tahini
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/8 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Water From Soaking Cashews
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper

 

  1. Add 1 cup of cashews to a container with a lid (I use a mason jar) and add boiling water to the cashews (about 2 cups). Let sit for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Once Cashews are soft add cashews (save the water), tahini, garlic, red pepper flakes, 3/4 cup cashew water, oil, parsley, salt and pepper to a bullet or blender. Mix on high until creamy and smooth. If it is too thick add more cashew water 1 tablespoon at a time.

 

  1. Using a potato peeler to peel the skin off of the sweet potato. Then use a cheese grater to grate the sweet potato into small pieces.
  2. Add 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water or vegetable broth to a medium pot and cook over medium heat with a lid for 10 minutes or until all the quinoa has absorbed the liquid.
  3. Chop up your onion and garlic into small pieces.
  4. In a large bowl mix, sweet potatoes, quinoa, onion, garlic, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Then add 4 eggs to the mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. In a large skillet add 2 cups of vegetable oil over medium heat. Wait 5 minutes to heat up.
  6. Mold small 3 to 4 inch circles of sweet potato mixture in your hand compacting the mixture into a small flat balls.
  7. Carefully place the balls into the oil. Fry 4 at a time.
  8. Turn the heat down to a low medium. Fry each side for 1 to 2 minutes or until you start to see both sides a crispy light golden brown color.

 

 

 

 

 

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