Sometimes a recipe looks quick when it in fact takes a really long time. This is one of those recipes. I’m not sure why it took so long, but it really did. I guess it evened out, though, since I made about a billion sweet potato patties. The enormous yield was okay, since sweet potato and black beans are two of my favourite foods, and this was a pretty awesome meal.
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 medium onion
- 1 large sweet potato, shredded (this was one of those times that I really mourned the loss of my food processor, but just using a grating box worked)
- 1 cup black beans, from a can or hydrated and cooked a bit
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup bread crumbs
- large handful of cilantro
Fry the garlic and onions in oil and cumin. Mash up some, but not all, of the black beans. Mix everything else together in a large bowl until you get a consistency that lets the form of patties stay in their patty-shape. Bake at 350 for awhile, until they are warm and the sweet potatoes are cooked, about 10 minutes, but more or less depending on thickness.
I served these with some of the least colourful guacamole around, and they were pretty delicious. They did, though, take way, way longer than I anticipated, but still great.