Sweet potato tots are the tastiest way to sneak some extra vegetables into your diet! Well, these cheesy sweet potato tots will quickly become one of your next favorite appetizers!
Trust me. These simple vegetable bites will seduce all your friends and even the kids! I have a huge passion for healthy finger food.
Now say hello to those cheesy sweet potato tots!
Well, we don’t eat finger food every night but during the weekend I mostly serve only finger food on my table.
In the past 3 years, I developed so many 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 is placed on my party table, and I LOVE IT!
So more about those little sweet potato bites. Where to start?
Pretty easy, prepare mashed sweet potato first. I love to baked my sweet potatoes because they had some nutty flavor to the flesh that you don’t have when you boil them.
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Also, it keeps the mash ‘dryer’ and easier to use in this recipe. Oh! And simple tip here: always pick some holes all around your sweet potatoes because baking them releases the extra moisture.
It is also better to wait a while before you extract the sweet potato flesh from their skin because, trust me, I burnt myself many times during this process, and it hurts.
I am always hungry and can’t wait much when I am cooking, and I burn myself very often in the kitchen.
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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 crumbs to bind all the ingredients.
I choose to use classic gluten-free bread crumbs 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 a long time, and I am very happy with it in any recipe I develop.
I recommend simply using your hands to shape the sweet potato tots – much easier than any tools, and if it is a bit sticky, simply rub your hands with a tiny bit of vegetable oil before you start.
Look at this lovely orange color! And this is the lovely result 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 these 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!
You may also want to try my other finger food recipes below
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