Italian Style Sweet Potato Croquette Recipe

Thursday, November 7, 2013
A great snack, side dish or appetizer. I am a big sweet potato fan or yam and these are just perfect even to pack in lunches!

1 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes or yams, cooled off or regular potatoes (Yukon gold)

1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 package of panko bread crumbs

Italian bread crumbs

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper

1/4 cup of grating cheese

Optional: pinch of cinnamon

olive oil

aluminum foil

wax paper

Take cold mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar add minced garlic and shape them into patties. Place on wax paper a combined mixture of panko and Italian flavored bread crumbs (about a cup of each) for 1 cup of potato. Add all spices and cheese to the crumbs mix together. Shape into patties and dip both sides into the crumbs to coat evenly. On a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking oil, place the patties or whatever shape you make them into to down on the cookie sheet then drizzle the tops with olive oil,  Bake the sweet mashed potato in hot oven preheated at 430 degrees hot oven until brown and crispy. These can also be fried if you prefer in canola oil, just browned on both sides.

+claudia lamascolo  author