Monday, 11 May 2009
Zimbabwe sweet potato Fritters
Sweet potatoes are now in season in Zimbabwe - ours are just about ready to be pulled. They make a wonderful accompnayment to chicken or almost any meat. this is a good way of serving them - but remember to drain them well on kitchen paper. They also make a good starter if served with apple sauce or tomato salad. 1 pound sweet potatoes -- peeled 1 cup flour 1 egg 1/4 cup butter or margerine melted 1 Pinch salt 1 teaspoon of cinnemon or mixed spice a pinch of nutmeg Oil Grate potatoes. Cover with boiling water and let stand 10 or 15 minutes. Drain. Combine potatoes, flour, spices, egg, butter and salt. (If batter is too stiff, add a little warm water; if it is too wet, add more flour.) Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry until nicely browned and cook through.