These are savory but can be made spicy, sweet depending on what you add.
They are also mainly vegetables. No dough really. They are pan fried SHALLOW as they do NOT need a deep fry.
You control the ratio of the veg since I wont list a cup of sweet potato since that is hard to guess had you not made it before.
- 1 yam/sweet potato about fist size (if you have neither you could use a few carrots)
- 1/4 med-large onion (yellow, purple, or sweet)
- any variety of hot pepper 1-2 of those
- 1/2 a large red pepper
- 1 handful of parsley or cilantro
salt, pepper to taste (for spicy add some paprika, curry, chili or cumin)
Blend all in a food processor. Put into a bowl. Crack one egg over the veggie blend. Make little cakes dip them in whole wheat flour.
In a hot pan add a touch of safflower or sunflower oil. The cakes shouldn't be buoyant in it... it should just be enough that when the cakes go into your pan they move easily with a nudge and don't crowd them or you'll have no room to flip them. When the cake stays intact with a nudge and moves as a unit rather than flexing or looking like it wants to break apart then it is sufficiently cooked on that side and can be flipped. Once the one side is cooked they become strong and easy to manipulate. Flip and in a few moments they are done and can be moved to a paper towel or onto a plate.
These gentile folk are excellent on bread for a little veggie pattie or eaten straight with rice and red lentils like I love!