Sweet Potato Patties

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Today for dinner I decided to make some Sweet Potato Patties. I was and am amazed by just how versatile this recipe really is. You can make this either savory or sweet, whatever suits your fancy most. I decided to incorporate both sweet AND savory components in mine.

Here is a picture of how the ingredients looked all mixed up together, before forming into patties.

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Ingredients:

3 Sweet Potatoes (baked, peeled, and thrown into the bowl to be mashed)

3 cups Oats (use the quick cooking type to ensure that they get done while frying or baking)

1 tsp Cilantro

1 tsp Oregano

1 1/2 tsp Basil

1 tbsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Bake sweet potatoes until tender (my sweet potatoes were huge, so it took them 2 hours to get soft). Peel and place sweet potatoes in large bowl (you can scale this recipe way back if you have a smaller family) and mash. Stir in oats, seasonings, and vanilla (if using), and mix thoroughly. You can either bake these patties in the oven, or fry them with some grapeseed or coconut oil in the frying pan. Either way, your goal is to brown these up and warm them through. That’s it! Enjoy!

Other recommendations: You could leave out the herbs and make this a completely sweet version by adding in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices, then topping with a hint of maple syrup or honey. OR You could make it completely savory by eliminating the vanilla and topping with your favorite mayo, dressing, vinaigrette, tapinade, pesto, etc.

Any way you decide to serve this one up, I hope that you enjoy! I liked it as is written, and also with a dab of mayo on top.

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The original recipe that I have modified, was found on My Whole Food Life blog.

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