These brown rice sweet potato patties are enhanced by a savory tahini dipping sauce that makes them a tasty and healthy appetizer, light meal, or snack.
Its the time of year for sweet potatoes and my little heart is rejoicing for that simple fact. With all the politicalcraziness in our country the last few weeks and the craziness to come with the holidays upon us, its the little things that keep me sane.
Well… relatively sane.
Thanksgiving snuck up on us so I’m in the middle of a mad scramble to get ready for our annual T-day party. Years ago we started doing thanksgiving at our place for all the friends that don’t have family get togethers. Even though my sisters and little bro all live pretty close, most of them have other holiday plans so we’re on our own.
Somehow our friendsgiving has morphed into a huge debacle with anywhere from 12 – 25 people. Needless to say, its a boozey shit show… and I absolutely love it.
My husband (aka Turkey Ted) is attempting the illusive deep fried turkey this year. This feat has been attempted before, and every time has been a disaster of epic proportions. I could fill pages upon pages with our turkey mishaps, but I’ll spare you. As a lucky charm, I ordered this hat for the occasion. Fingers crossed it’ll bring the luck we need to pull this off. Gobble gobble.
Thanksgiving aside, let’s get back to the present: sweet potato patties. Yum!
This recipe may sound random, and in all fairness, it kind of is, but its the best kind of random. Full of unique flavors that are fulfilling but healthy too. The sweet potato brings out the fall flair that we all crave this time of year.
The sauce compliments the sweetness of the patties and turns it into something savory and all around drool worthy. I fed these to a handful of friends that stopped by just at the right time and the recipe passed with flying colors. Tried and true baby.
If you’re looking for a simple make ahead thanksgiving appetizer, these are just the thing. The sauce and sweet potato patties can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge until people arrive. Just hold off on the last two steps, dusting with cornmeal and frying. Those two things need to be done right before serving. …