Holy moly. These things were so good that my husband devoured them. He 90% of the time likes what I make, but it’s once in a blue moon that he actually gets excited and enthusiastic about something he puts in his mouth. It’s not that he’s not appreciative, he’s just not the overly emotional type. It’s ok, because I love him for so many other things. Besides it helps gauge when he really loves something so I can make it more often.
I will be putting these on the menu quite a bit. They’re similar to the sweet potato balls he loved that I made years ago except with the addition of his favorite vegetable. I like this version much better myself. I wonder how they freeze. They reheated very well – just put them in a 375 degree oven for about ten minutes from the fridge.
Sweet Potato Corn Cakes
3 lbs sweet potatoes, skin on.
1 cup frozen corn
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 green onions or 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic, minced
oil for frying
First thing first! Prepare the sweet potatoes. Pierce the skin as deep as you can go in all around the potato, then wrap it fully in a paper towel. microwave for six minutes (if it’s larger, it might take longer). The potato should feel soft in the middle. I did it 2 at a time until they were done. Let them cool then peel all the skin off.
Use a fork and mash the potato up really well. Add all the other ingredients minus the oil. Then mix it up real well and it’ll form a dough!
Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. It should be pretty hot when you put the cakes in. Take about 2-3 tbsp of dough in your hand and form it into a circle, then pat it down into a patty about 1/2 inch thick. Make sure it’s all even thickness on all the potato cakes. They can be bigger around if need be but the thickness is important so they cook well and at the same time. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, then transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
When you are done you will have delicious, golden brown cakes of goodness. I served mine with ketchup but my husband didn’t need any of that. He just inhaled the cakes on their own.