Sweet Potato Fritters with Mint and Coconut Chutney

Slices of sweet potato roasted with a spiced paste, coated in a chickpea batter and fried until golden. Served with a coconut chutney.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Chutney:

1 cup unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon minced serrano chile

1 clove garlic, grated

Zest and juice of 1 lime

Sweet Potato Fritters:

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger (from a 1-inch piece)

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 clove garlic, grated

2 cups peanut oil

2 small sweet potatoes (1 pound), sliced 1/2-inch thick

3/4 cup chickpea flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup cilantro leaves and tender stems

1/4 cup mint leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. For the chutney: Stir together the coconut, paprika, brown sugar, chiles, garlic, lime zest, lime juice and 1/3 cup water in a bowl.
  3. For the sweet potato fritters: Combine the coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium bowl to make a paste. Toss with the sweet potatoes to coat. Arrange the sweet potatoes in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Combine the chickpea flour, cornstarch, paprika and 2 teaspoons salt in a shallow bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cup water to make a batter. Dip the cooled sweet potato slices in the batter and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds per side. Remove to a cooling rack or paper towels to drain and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the fritters with the chutney, cilantro and mint.
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