Thursday, February 26, 2009

Foodie Friday - Potluck!

Welcome to the second edition of Foodie Friday, hosted by the ever gracious Gollum at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ We're all invited to another great potluck, I can't wait to see what everyone is going to bring this week! First off, my DH would like me to thank Gollum for hosting this weekly event. I've started cooking alot more and he really appreciates it lol. This week I'd like to share a recipe that I picked up from Rachel Ray. My husband adores corn fritters, so when I saw this I thought it would be a nice change. What are they? Ham and sweet potato fritters, on a bed of celery and parlsey.


They may not start out looking very appetizing, but stick with me . . .
These are really easy to make, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen
right now. The most time consuming part is grating the sweet potatoes. This can also be the most dangerous part (especially if you're easily distracted like I am) I thought I would spare you the pictures of my bandaged knuckles!
After mixing up all of the delicious ingredients, simply fry them up in your favorite skillet . . .
Mix up your celery and parsley with a little oil and dijon mustard, cook some lovely green beans seasoned just the way you like and . . .
Voila, dinner is served. By the way, DH LOVED them.


Ham and Sweet Potato Fritters (Everyday with Rachel Ray)

Ingredients:
1 1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
1/2 lb ham, chopped (go ahead and cheat, use deli meat)
5 scallions, finely chopped (I substituted green onions, that's what I had on hand)
2/3 C chopped flat leaf parsley, plus 1/3 C leaves
1/3 C flour (I used a "tad" more)
salt and pepper
2 large eggs
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 C plus 2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 ribs celery thinly sliced plus 1/2 C celery leaves

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place a rack on a baking sheet and place in the oven. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, ham, scallions, chopped parsley and flour; season with salt and pepper to taste. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with 1 tsp mustard (reserving the other 2 tsp) Stir the egg mixture into the sweet potato mixture.
2. In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium high heat. Working two at a time, add 1/3 C mounds of sweet potato mixture, flattening into rounds. Lower the heat to medium and cook until golden, about 3 minutes on each side; transfer to the baking sheet to keep warm. Add 2 tbsp oil between batches.
3. In a bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tbsp oil with the reserved 2 tsp mustard. Add the parsley leaves, celery and celery leaves and toss to dress; season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with the warm fritters.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Now let's go to Gollums and see what's cooking there!

52 comments:

Gollum said...

This is great!! I love sweet potatoes, and this is such a great way to incorporate them into an entree. Bravo!!!!
:-)

prof en retraite said...

Oh Kathy! This has to be wonderful...ham and sweet potatoes!! Yum! Funny that your dh likes Foodie Friday!! lol I can't wait to try this...ham is my favorite!! hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kathy, I love sweet potatoes so much! I love how you've made fritters of them with ham. How creative! YUM!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

SILVIA said...

hi Kathy ,this looks sooo delish to me.Our dinner tonite wasn't very good., we had sausage that i lets say over cooked them a little..lol.you are making me so hungry seriouly!..xo.

Lady Katherine said...

I love sweet potatoes, I never hear of making them this way. The look wonderful!

ellen b. said...

That looks really good to me!!

marty39 said...

Oh, now my DH would love these. They do sound so good. I'll say a prayer for your fingers. I can't wait to try these. Maybe tomorrow night. Hugs, Marty

Robin said...

That looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Robin :o)

Foley said...

Just really fixing sweet potatoes more and more lately..this looks like a really goos simple recipe..my kind of recipe!

Love your step by step photos!!

susan said...

This sounds really good and I would feel SOOO much better about eating it since it is on a bed of celery and parsley!!

JyLnC said...

I've never had fritters but they look so good in your pictures and I'm a fan of Rachel's so I know the recipe will be fast and easy.

Melissa Miller said...

I LOVE RR!! :)

Thanks for sharing the photos and the process.
I enjoy seeing cooking posts like this. It makes me feel I can actually try it and succeed! LOL!

Thanks for the kind words tonight.
I do appreciate them and you.
~Melissa :)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello Kathy! I'm so glad you visited me! We have alot in common! In April I'll be 49 myself! My DH is wondering why suddenly I've taken an interest in cooking and setting the table and cleaning again! And then I saw that photo of your daughter and cat! My oldest will be 21 next week and I can't tell you how many pics we have of him on the couch with a cat or dog! Did you happen to scroll down and check out one of my posts? "Room for Two" He and the lab are stretched out on the couch. My DH used to kid him and remind him to breathe he was always so relaxed! And by the by...your fritters look yummy! Never have tried making those! I'll have to try..but can't you just put the sweet potatoes in a cuisinart? God Bless! Lauralu

Dawnie said...

hey i might make this! i love all those ingrediants and this sound good. how can i spare the knuckles part?

Linda said...

What a fun way to use sweet potatoes! Definitely will have to try that recipe! Linda

Tracy said...

Mmmm, sounds good! I looked at the photo and thought, that is celery? Looks like green beans! (But I see further down you said it IS green beans, saves me from figuring out how you made celery look like green beans, lol).

Terri and Bob said...

I could really get into these! Thanks for the recipe!

Chandy said...

Yummy! I love the accompaniment of more veggies! I think I'll this recipe as a Thanksgiving appetizer. Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Susan said...

Happy Foodie Friday!
Yum-o love Rachael Ray..haven't tied this yet!
Susan

Helen said...

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of my entire family ... always looking for new ways to prepare! Thank you so much ......

squawmama said...

Hi Kathy... First of all I want to say you have a wonderful BLOG! I want thank you for stopping by and visiting me... I always love meeting new people... I loved your Outdoor Wednesday pictures... That church is so darling... I love old churches and take pictures of them all the time... A BIG thank you for that great recipe... I will definitely be making this one... Come by and visit again soon... I also posted a recipe for Foodie Friday... I signed up to be one of your followers... Thanks again

HUGS,
Donna

ann said...

Kathy this is awesome.My dh loves salmon patties,and potato pancakes and and and.He would LOVE this.I am going to try it SOON...Ann

xinex said...

This looks really good and easy, Kath! I'm gonna have to try it sometime. I love sweet potatoes!...Christine

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Kathy this recipe literally made my mouth water! lol! Sweet potatoes are my favorite! Thanks for sharing with those who may not get a chance to catch Rachel Ray recipes! Yum!

Kathysue said...

Kat, these sound great.My DH would love these.Maybe you and DH should team up in the kitchen and do a foodie Friday and TT.It sounds to me like you could bribe him with a good meal,hehe Kathysue

Shelia said...

I would love this, I know~ I love ham and sweet potatoes. I'll have to try this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

These look so good. We love sweet potatoes. And they are so good for you. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Terrie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love to serve ham with sweet potato cass. on the side, so I bet we would love this. I'm going to be trying this. Thanks for sharing. (sorry about your knuckles!) laurie

Nancy Jane said...

Well this looked good to me from the get go. We love sweet potatoes any way, even roasted on the grill during the warm months, and ham??? Doesn't everyone love ham? Since we've all done Foodie Friday do our husband's have to take us out to dinner this weekend?
Nancy

Kathleen said...

Now, that sounds good! I have a piece of baked ham left and some sweet potatoes too..
I think I'll sub some chopped apples for the celery..I love the combo of sweets and apples!
Thanks for coming to my blog...I am working my way throgh all the Foodie Fri posts!

SusanQ said...

That does sound like a wonderful combination. Maybe I could get my hubby to eat sweet potatoes this way! I'm sorry about your knuckles ;)

Lynn said...

Wow does that look good. I have never fixed fritters, but I think I may just have to try this one. I love sweet potatoes and ham!!! Thanks for sharing...

The Muse said...

Oooooo :) Ok 5 stars!
I cannot wait to taste these!

Lori said...

The fritters look great. I love that you gave us a play-by-play! Very nice! :D

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...I adore sweet potatoes...candied or mashed or baked or fried & now...probably like this too! Sounds mighty good!
;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

GRRR Foodie Friday makes me HUNGRY...and I haven't got a single thing in the house to eat. I really have to go grocery shopping...or you need to send me some of that!

Lisa said...

I love sweet potatoes. Now, if I could convince my husband and daughter to eat them, I could justify spending the time to whip up that recipe.

Paula Bee said...

This look yummy! I love sweet potatoes and they are good for you too. I'll have to try this. Thank you, Paula

Hootin' Anni said...

I saw your comment just now at 'Tassies' and wanted to stop by and say hi...and that I giggled at your comment about her photo share...the geese walking along the highway with the car pulled off on the side of the road, being a blogger and all. You're probably so right!!

Have a glorious Sunday.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Kathy - they look delicious. What's not to like if it has sweet potatos in it!

Hey are you going to come to our Junque Sale in NB. You're definitely invited. I'll send you a flyer by email. :)Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy, what a yummy looking meal.. going to have to try this.. Mr. P loves sweet potatoes..
I'm sorry it's taken so long in getting around to thank you for all your support and prayers.. they mean the world to us.. I hope you've had an enjoyable w/k..
hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

Oh Kathy now girl this one I will try for sure...I love sweet potatoes..I mash them all the time with some butter on top oh boy...YUM!! now I am getting hungry girl..thanks for this great recipes and if I could cook as fas as Rachelle talks I too would have 30 minute meals...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Kathy, thanks for the early morning visit and your sweet comment..girl you are just the sweetest... hugs ~lynne~

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh man! Those looked awesome. I'll have to take your recipe and give it a whirl!

Happy To Be said...

Kathy thanks for coming by and seeing my shop the house cloche..I made these before only used wood draw pulls on them..Girl I have a case of those vases from my granddaughters wedding so I have made alot of them..GD got one with her cake topper under it..Glad you liked it...so very easy to do..Hope you had a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am a sweet potato lover- i wonder how it would taste without the ham? I try to stay away from it though I do love the taste!!!

These look sooooo good!

blessings
mary

Lynette said...

Kathy - those look yummy and easy enough even for me!! I may have to try them!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those sound great! I think they'd be really good as an Easter dish.

Happy To Be said...

GM Kathy...girl thanks so much for coming by..I always love seeing you and my little old spot..Have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

tardevil said...

My daughter loves Rachel Ray. You make it look so easy & good. I love those red bowls also!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathy, thanks for the visit this evening.. the dogs had a ball in the snow.. I don't believe Miss Scooter would enjoy it quite as much today.. she got groomed and has alot less hair...lol..I hope you're having a super evening..
hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

Oh Yummmmmm!! I'm saving this recipe! I love sweet potato anything....Well truth be known I love potato anything!! *winks* Vanna