A very simple recipe today for some baked sweet potato and garden pea fritters that I made recently for lunch. Fritters that are baked is kind of an oxymoron, but I wasn’t sure what else to call them? Patties? Pancakes? Those are also usually fried. So fritters it is.
They’re the easiest thing in the world to make, but do actually take a little while to make, due to the cooking time, but require very little work from the chef. Perfect for a casual lunch time, to serve with a salad.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 3 tbs ground almonds
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
Step one: Bake the sweet potato for around 50 minutes to an hour at 180′, depending on the size. You can also microwave it, but I don’t find they cook that evenly – the pointy bits at the ends tend to get overcooked.
Step two: Scoop out the flesh of the sweet potato and mix together with the other ingredients.
Step three: Form into balls and then put onto a greased baking tray, squashing each one down when you put it on to the tray.
Step four: Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes on each side.
The fritters I made held their shape really well and tasted delicious, but I think I might pop them under the grill for a minute or two on each side at the end just to get them a little crispier and brown.