Sweet Potato Fritters with Chinese Sausage
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 scallions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/3 cup chopped Chinese sausage
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup panko
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sambal chili paste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack in the oven. Roast until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 1 hour. Let cool completely. When cooled, remove the skin from the potatoes and transfer the flesh to a bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth. Stir in the butter, scallions, sausage and curry paste until combined.
Shape the sweet potato mixture into 3-inch cakes (about 1-inch thick). In a large shallow bowl, whisk the egg until lightly beaten; add the panko to another shallow dish. Dip the potato cakes in the egg, and then coat evenly in the panko.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In batches, cook the fritters in the hot oil until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Stir together the mayonnaise and sambal; serve the hot fritters with the chili mayonnaise.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.