Looking for a new appetizer or side dish idea? This recipe is the perfect compliment to any meal.
I want to talk about why I'm loving replacing butter in recipes with Ghee.
What is Ghee you may ask? Ghee is a form of butter made from grass-fed cows. It is pure butter fat with out the water, protein, and carbs that can be problematic for some. Ghee is cooked longer and in a certain way that removes the harmful components that can cause inflammation, sensitivities and intolerances to some people with other dairy products, and gives it a delicious nutty flavor. Ghee has a healthier make up of vitamin K2, beta carotene (which is why it’s so vibrant yellow), vitamin A and a better Omega-3 fatty acid ratio than other butter options. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Patties:
Makes about 15 patties
-3 lbs. sweet potatoes
-1 C frozen corn kernels
-2 green onions, chopped
-a handful of cilantro, chopped (more or less depending on your liking)
-1/4 tsp chile powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1 tsp salt
-1 large egg
-1 C almond meal
-1/3 C Ghee
-1 C plain nonfat greek yogurt
-1 clove garlic minced
-chopped cilantro and green onion to taste
-dash of chile powder
-First preheat oven to 400 and bake sweet potatoes (I used medium size) for about 35-40 minutes. You can also cook them in the microwave by poking the skin of each potato with a fork, wrap one potato in a paper towel, place it on a plate, and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove and check for softness, then cook the other 2. Cut each potato down the middle and scoop out the soft orange center into a large mixing bowl.
-chop up the green onions and cilantro. Mash up the sweet potatoes and mix in the green onions, cilantro, corn kernels, salt, cumin, and chili powder. Mix well
-Add the Almond meal and egg to the mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
-While the mixture is cooling in the fridge, make the dipping sauce. Mix together the yogurt, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, green onion, and chile powder. Add as much flavor as you like!
-Heat up Ghee in a frying pan. Make patties about 3" round, flatten into palm. Cook about 4 at a time, about 2 minutes per side. After cooking set on a plate with a paper towel. Enjoy with the dipping sauce as a delicious appetizer or side dish.