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Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potato Cakes are the perfect snack! Cheesy on the inside, and so crispy on the outside!
Ingredients [ For 12 to 17 people ] [ Preparation time : 25 minute – Cooking time : 25 minutes ]
- 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (we used 5 medium-sized sweet potatoes)
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup green onions (scallions or green shallots), chopped
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, divided
- 2 large cloves of garlic finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
- 1 egg
- salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
OVEN BAKED: Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Wash, peel and cut sweet potatoes into quarters or 6 pieces, depending on how large they are (we do ours in 6 pieces). Arrange onto baking sheet; drizzle with a small amount of oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover baking sheet with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. (Baking time will depend on how large they have been cut.) Transfer cooked sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl and mash well with a potato masher.
STOVE TOP: Fill a large 5 Quart (or 5 liters) pot with water and add about 1 tablespoon of salt. Wash, peel and cut sweet potatoes into quarters or 6 pieces, depending on size, and add them to the pot. Cook until easily pierced with a fork. Drain; transfer to a mixing bowl and mash well with a potato masher.
To the mashed sweet potatoes in the bowl, add the mozzarella, parmesan, green onions, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, and egg. Season with salt and pepper, and mash all ingredients together well with a potato masher to combine.
Place remaining 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs onto a plate. Scoop 1 tablespoon of mixture into the palm of your hands and form into round patties about 1/2-inch thick. Dredge patties in the bread crumbs, evenly covering both sides and set aside until ready to cook.
Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized nonstick pan over low-medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties in batches of 4 or 5, and cook for about 6 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy, using a small spatula to flip them very carefully. Add more oil in between batches if needed.