And lastly and still tasty this week is a submission from our member Dennise L. who found a wonderful recipe and way to use up her over abundance of Sweet Potatoes through Sweet Potato Patties.  I have done a very similar recipe many times - and it’s so good!  I would suggest staying creative and using a bit of the fennel or lunch box peppers here too.  But her suggestion to use a yogurt sauce as an accompanimentis perfect, a squeeze of Lemon or a touch of Lemon Zest will go a long way in this sauce - as would a bit of minced fennel fronds!

from and recommended by CSA member Dennise L. 

I was trying to figure out a way to use all the lovely sweet potatoes we've been getting and I stumbled upon this very tasty recipe for sweet potato patties. Totally vegan and can be made with gluten free flour (I used all-purpose flour because it's what I had on hand). I served them as a side dish with a tangy yogurt, lemon & parsley sauce (which also went well on the main dish, pan-seared arctic char). Also, used our remaining chard from the last box, simply sauteed in olive oil with garlic. Yum!

1 cup water

1 pinch of sea salt

1/2 cup short grain brown rice

1/2 cup sweet potato, grated

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 cup whole grain flour

1 tsp olive oil

Be sure to have your rice cooked & cooled before you begin. This can happen at dinner the night before, at breakfast, or an hour before dinner. As long as the rice has cooled, it will be sticky enough to make into a patty. Stir together the rice, sweet potato, onion and salt in a large bowl. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, so that the salt can draw the moisture out of the potato & onion. Stir in enough flour to make the batter sticky, adding a spoonful or two of water if necessary. Form the mixture into tight balls, and squish slightly into a patty form. Heat a pan on medium, then add enough oil to coat the underside of each patty. Allow them to cook for 7-10 minutes, then flip. Cook another 5-7 minutes, and serve.

These sweet potato brown rice patties can be served on their own, garnished with salsa and lettuce, on a bun as a burger, or many other ways.