Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Foodie Frenzy Eats: Sweet Potato Burger

I found myself on "Pinterest" the other night pinning away, planning my dream home, studying 18 new ways to put my hair into a fancy ponytail, and learning how to "DIY" my entire life when I came across this beaut. of a recipe for yummy looking Sweet Potato Burgers. The picture included a "too- good- to- be- true" sweet potato patty covered in perfectly cut, crescent shaped avocado slices and the photographer used a lens so fine that the salt and pepper sprinkles seem to come to life before your very eyes. 

Now, to be completely real, Isaiah and I have been on a sweet potato kick ever since eating a sweet potato taco entre at my sister Keary's house a couple weekend ago when my brother Kyle was in town visiting from Florida where he is in training to become a part of a special ops section of the Navy. A couple weeks ago Isaiah fried up some sweet potato, last week I cubed some (after discovering that cutting through a raw sweet potato is like cutting into a tree trunk, seriously) and baked them with some rosemary, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Needless to say, they were wonderful however, after discovering said sweet potato burger recipe on "Pinterest" I decided it was time to pull out the big guns.

I mainly went off of the recipe given on this blog I included the link to above however, to be a bit more specific when the original author says to "mash/ mix" everything together she doesn't mention her methods so, I'll let you know that I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the "beater" attachment to mix all of the ingredients together. I ended up using 1/2 cup of flour and a bit of regular bread crumbs to make the recipe thicker, and I used about two cups of Panko and 1/2 cup or so of dried coconut flakes to coat the sweet potato patties.

Unfortunately, the avocado we bought earlier this week still is not ripe yet so, I substituted Mango and Srirachi and used iceberg lettuce as my bun, I believe "In- and- Out" would call it "Protein Style". Let me just tell you that this recipe was fun to follow, and that the burgers tasted AMAZINGLY good and went great with a glass of apple juice!

That's all for tonight my friends, enjoy! Let me know if you try out the recipe yourself and make your own little additions.

Until we meet again,