Namibian Sweet Potato fritter
This is a Namibian side dish that is so delicious. It is like a sweet potato pattie like thing. I ate it along with rice stew chicken. Really enjoyable. It added a nice sweet touch to the entire meal. Really different, Here is how you make it.
5 Sweet Potato
2 tablespoons Flour
a pinch cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
Take a pot and fill it up with water. While the water is boiling, take your sweet potatoes peel them and cut them into small chunks in order for it to boil quickly. Put your sweet potato chunks into the boiling water and allow to boil for about 20 minutes or until your sweet potatoes are completely soft.
Once soft drain your water and mash the potatoes with a wooden spoon, to look like mashed potatoes. Once it is completely mashed, add in your butter, cinnamon, and flour to the potatoes and mix with a wooden spoon. You want your mixture to be at the point of no longer being sticky but instead a movable consistency, yet you do not want it to be too hard as well. (With this I have suggested 2 tablespoons flour but it may be a bit more or a bit less, you need to keep an eye out on the consistency of your potatoes. Make sure to not have it too dough like. You want it to be moldable but yet not like dough. You just want it to be at the stage of being no longer sticky but yet a constancy enough to mold.)
Once this is done set a frying pan on the stove and put on the heat to medium. Put in just a little oil. Allow it to heat up. As you (a little at a time) Take you potato mixture a spoon at a time and form it into small patties and place it on the frying pan and allow to fry on one side until nicely browned. Then with a fork or a spatula turn over to the other side and fry as well until nicely browned.
Once this is done. You just place it on top of paper towel and allow the oil to drain off. Your done.
Serve and enjoy.
From a Namibian kitchen to yours : )