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Sweet Potato Mini Patties with Sage Cashew Aioli (Gluten-Free) April 30, 2010

Filed under: gluten-free,Recipes & Food Ideas — sharonsweets @ 8:43 pm
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Sweet potatoes lend these patties a beautifully-colored combination of sweet and spicy, and are jam-packed with nutritional benefits like beta carotene, healthy carbohydrates and fiber. Sage is native to California and Mediterranean climates, but for some reason, grows for me every year in a very peculiar spot, with absolutely no maintenance, in my mid-East Coast garden, so I am always trying to use it in new ways. With pungently potent fresh sage, a little goes a long way.

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen patties


2 regular sweet potatoes or 1 extra large

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 small onion

2 garlic cloves

1/3 cup brown rice flour

1/3 cup plain soymilk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne and/or black pepper

Sage Cashew Topping

1/2 cup unsalted cashews

1 tablespoon vegan butter substitute

3-4 large sage leaves, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

3 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Olive oil for frying

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes. Boil them until they are just tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Remove them from heat, and place them in a cold water bath. Drain and add more cold water. Mash the sweet potatoes until they are smooth.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Cook the onions and garlic until they begin to brown. Combine the pureed sweet potatoes, the onion, garlic and oil mixture, and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Form balls with 1 tablespoon of the mixture, then press them to form patties. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Cook the patties for around five minutes on each side, or until they are light brown.

To make the topping, process the cashews in a food processor until they are ground. Heat the vegan butter substitute in a sauté pan on medium heat and add the sage and garlic. Cook until the garlic browns lightly. Add the mixture to the food processor, and add the rest of the ingredients. Process the mixture until it is smooth. Use a pastry bag to pipe designs onto the patties.





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