Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sweet, sweet potato puffs

I literally am trying to write this post in less than 10 minutes.


I am in the middle of cooking dinner, watering the 'farm', trying to clean the kitchen - how do two adults make it so messy??? and sharing a new fave recipe.

Sweet Potato Puffs 

Adapted from http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/

I made these for an appy the other night for dinner - Father's Day to be exact. My mom and her neighbour came for dinner. They were a big hit, and I will definitely have to make them again.

3 medium sized sweet potatoes

3/4 cup goat cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp (or more) red pepper flakes
Kosher Salt

1 egg
1 cup panko bread crumbs - I added mine to the food processor to make them finer and not so coarse
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and bring them to a boil in a pot of water. Boil for about 15 minutes, until they are soft. Drain.
In a large bowl, add to the sweet potatoes - the cheeses, rosemary, kosher salt and pepper flakes.  With a potato masher, mash everything all up. Put them in the fridge, and let them completely cool. 20 minutes should be a good amount of time.

Pre-heat the oven to 425.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. In another shallow bowl, mix together the parmesan and panko bread crumbs.

Using your hands, form little balls with the potato mixture. Mine were about the size of golf balls. Place them on the lined baking sheet. When you have made all the balls - dip them (one at a time) into the egg, and then gently into the bread mixture. Use one had for wet, and one had for dry. It will make your life much easier.

Once you have breaded them all, using a spritzer and spray the balls with olive oil.

Bake in the 425 oven for 20 minutes.

Then for the last 5-8 minutes, broil on high.

These are delightful. They are crispy. They almost melt in your mouth.

You should definitely try these again.

We are just over 10 minutes - and it's time to sit on my royal Canadian.



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