Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sweet Potato Fritters with Peach Salsa

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 (Optional)
1 cup low-fat sour cream
2 Tbs. lime juice
1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
1 tsp. chipotle hot sauce

2 medium sweet potatoes boiled and mashed, preferably but if you don't have the time you can use
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), I used poblano peppers
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
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. The easiest way to shape them is to use
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.

You can also serve this delicious fritters with fat-free ricotta cheese and fresh chives, you won't be dissapointed!

Recipe is adapted from one of my favorite magazines: Vegetarian Times Issue: October 1, 2006 p.72


  1. I just found your blog and I can't wait to try so many of the recipes - especially the Turkish dishes and the carrot orange muffins.

  2. This is gorgeous, Esra, and just the thing to bridge the late-summer harvest into fall.

  3. excelent. i lost this recipi about two yrs ago, cant believe i found it agian, love it