Tuesday, August 14, 2012

{sweet potato corn cakes}

Do you ever get the desire to eat something fried for dinner like when all you want is a plate of french fries and a glass of champagne?  Well I didnt have that last night, but I did have something just as good...

Last night Chris made up a plateful of sweet potato and corn cakes with a garlic dipping sauce served alongside a glass of red wine and it could not have been more perfect.   I am pretty much a sucker for any dish using sweet potato or butternut squash so we were off to a good start just based on the ingredients, but these pan-fried cakes really proved to be delicious.  We followed this simple (and inexpensive!) recipe from Budget Bytes accompanied by a side of broccoli.

The potato cakes are starchy and slightly sweet with a bit of crunch plus the garlic dipping sauce adds an unexpected punch of cool flavor.  While originally I was hoping these would also make a great appetizer in mini form for future get togethers, we found in the pan-frying process that it probably wont be possible to make them much smaller than we did.  Although, this recipe would still make for a great side to a marinated steak dish or a bed to a nice seared pork loin.


  1. These look so yummy. I love sweet potatoes.

  2. Those look amazing! I, too, love anything with sweet potato or butternut squash, so this will definitely go in my recipe box.

    La Petite Gigi

  3. Yum! I tried to make Sweet Potato Cakes out of leftover mashed before and it didn't work so well...I'll have to try this recipe!

  4. Oh what I would give to have a few of those right now!!

  5. YUM! I love sweet potatoes! Can Chris come cook those for me too?

  6. oh my gosh those look FANTASTIC. trying out ASAP