You know how much I love to turn my vegetables into tasty finger food right? Well, those cheesy sweet potato tots will quickly become one of your next favorite appetizers!
Trust me, those simple vegetable bites will seduce all your friends and even the kids! I have a HUGE passion for healthy finger food. I think it is because when I was a kid I hate vegetable and I guess it was simply because mum was always presenting them as a simple and not attractive boiled vegetable in my plate. Now that I am a mum myself I love to make vegetable fun to eat, and I found finger food a very relaxing way to enjoy a meal with my family.
Sweet potatoes tots or Kumara tots for Kiwis!
Well, we don’t eat finger food every night but during the week end I mostly serve only finger food on my table. The past 3 years I developed so much healthy finger food recipes that I also have a way to turn a veggie into a fun appetizer. From Kale Pizza Crust to Spinach balls or those sweet potato tots ANY vegetables found it is place on my party table and I LOVE IT!
SO more about those little sweet potato bites. Where to start ? Pretty easy simple prepare mashed sweet potato first. I love to baked my sweet potatoes because it had some nutty flavor to the flesh that you don’t have when you boil them. Also it keeps the mash ‘dryer’ and easier to use in this recipe. Oh! and simple tip here :always pick some hole all around your sweet potatoes because baking them to release the extra moisture.
It is also better to wait a while before you extract the sweet potato flesh from their skin cause trust me, I burnt myself many times during this process and it hurts !!! 🙂 AHAHA I am always hungry and can’t wait much when I am cooking and I burn myself very often in the kitchen.
Then it is a pretty simple recipe. All you have to do is to combine some egg yolk, cheese, herbs and spices of your choice – I used garlic, onion and coriander plus some healthy bread crumb to bind the all ingredients. I choose to use classic gluten free bread crumb for this recipe. I used Bakeworks Gluten free bread crumbs in New Zealand because I love the nourishing flour it contains like millet, buckwheat, linseed and psyllium husk. It is probably the best bread crumb I ever used in long time and I am very happy with it in any recipes I develop.
I recommend to simply use your hands to shape the sweet potato tots – much more easier than any tools and if it is a bit sticky simply rub your hands with a tiny bit of vegetable oil before you starts. Look at this lovely orange color!
And this is the lovely results after you bake them. Some crispy and cheesy sweet potato bites. You can clearly see the cheesy bites bursting out each sweet potato tots – that is where the crispiness comes from. The center is moist and smooth with a delicious sweet garlic flavor.
You can make those ahead of course and froze them before or after you bake them. I personally always freeze my tots before baking and bake them frozen until hot and crispy. Enjoy this recipe and see you soon on the blog!