Sunday, 17 August 2008

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes

(Originally posted by Bekki)

This is more of an algorithm than a recipe, but it’s yummy.

  • Take a sweet potato (or more, depending on how many you’re cooking for).
  • Make holes in it with a sharp knife so it doesn’t explode.
  • Cook it in the microwave until soft (10 minutes? 20? Depends on the potato, the microwave. Use your common sense).
  • Wait til it cools enough to handle and cut the potato in half.
  • Scoop out the innards into a bowl and mash with a fork.
  • Add some ginger. If you like ginger a lot, then add a 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated up small. If you’re less keen, add a small pinch of ground ginger.
  • Form the ginger-potato mixture into cakes.
  • Add a small amount of groundnut oil or oil spray to a frying pan.
  • Heat the frying pan until smoking.
  • Fry the potato cakes until brownish. (until they look like you’d want to eat them, basically).
  • Serve with Thai-style stir-fryed vegetables.

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