Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters #SundaySupper

Even before I had my daughter people use to tell me that babies and toddlers can eat what you eat but that they just need it blander. Now if people were only talking about sodium levels in their food then they could be correct. But sadly many people have come to believe that young children and babies won’t like a lot of herbs and spices. I feel that this only makes the problem of picky eaters worse for later on in their lives. Introducing babies and toddlers to a wide range of spices helps open up the pallet especially during the early years of their lives as their taste buds are just developing. Ever since Morgan was 9 months old her food has been well seasoned and spiced we just closely monitor the salt. If you are nervous about what kinds of herbs and spices you can introduce when they are young take a look at this great article for a little more in depth guidance.

Now this week for Sunday Supper we are celebrating the changing of the season with all things orange. My original plan had been to share sweet potato and chicken patties but with a much different taste pallet then the ones I am sharing. But my first attempt was a disaster, the texture and the flavour just didn’t work. So I had to go back to the drawing board. But I couldn’t find a recipe that was what I wanted so I decided to just put together something on my own. I felt inspired to give them an Indian twist, I wanted them to have enough flavour so that they could stand on their own without needing a sauce like my first attempt did. Sadly before I had a chance to make attempt number two my sweet baby girl came down with the worse cold she has ever had. It was Saturday afternoon before I even had a chance to attempt it and I was nervous at cutting it so close. But somehow I managed to throw it together and thankfully the nerves didn’t effect my performance of this recipe because it was so delicious. It isn’t spicy hot, just full of flavour so it is perfect for people both big and little who don’t like spicy foods.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

500g (1 lb) Sweet potato,peeled and chopped
250g (1/2 lb) cooked chicken, chopped (I used leftovers)
1 large onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 mild chili, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp curry powder
salt to taste (I didn’t add any)
Bread crumbs
2 egg whites
Oil for frying


Boil sweet potato until soft. Drain water and mash.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil and on medium high heat, add onions, garlic, chili and ginger and fry for 2 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and cook until onions are very soft, about 3-4 minutes. If it is too dry and the onions start to burn add a small amount of water.

Take off of the heat and add potato and chicken, mix well.

Add spices. You can add salt to taste but I prepared mine without salt and we felt they were perfect without it.

Roll into small balls.

Dip each ball into egg whites and then in bread crumbs, flatten into the shape of a patty. They will be quite delicate to handle.

Pan fry the patties in oil until they are brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes each side and serve warm.

Even my sick baby enjoyed eating one, which was a relief because she hasn’t had much of an appetite in two days.

 
Check out this weeks amazing line up of recipes. But just a word of caution don’t look at it when hungry.

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

 

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

 

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

 

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries

 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
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Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 500g (1 lb) Sweet potato,peeled and chopped
  • 250g (1/2 lb) cooked chicken, chopped (I used leftovers)
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 mild chili, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • salt to taste (I didn't add any)
  • Bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Boil sweet potato until soft. Drain water and mash.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil and on medium high heat, add onions, garlic, chili and ginger and fry for 2 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and cook until onions are very soft, about 3-4 minutes. If it is too dry and the onions start to burn add a small amount of water.
  3. Take off of the heat and add potato and chicken, mix well.
  4. Add spices. You can add salt to taste but I prepared mine without salt and we felt they were perfect without it.
  5. Roll into small balls.
  6. Dip each ball into egg whites and then in bread crumbs, flatten into the shape of a patty. They will be quite delicate to handle.
  7. an fry the patties in oil until they are brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes each side and serve warm.
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45 Responses to Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters #SundaySupper

  1. I would say that these were a great reprieve if the first round didn’t work out – they look great! I love the addition of chicken, too! Thank you so much for joining in this week!
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  2. Have only tried these with normal potatoes so using sweet potatoes instead is definitely on my list of things to cook. Look delicious Laura
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  3. Patti says:

    These sound great Laura! I totally agree with you about letting children try different foods when they are young!
    Patti recently posted..All Things Orange #SundaySupper Classic Orange MarmaladeMy Profile

  4. I love the way you seasoned these fritters! A fantastic combination. Will try it soon!
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted..Orange Ricotta Pancakes #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Renee says:

    I’m thinking about making these with some leftover turkey. Love that they have the meat and potatoes all in the fritter.
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  6. Katie says:

    1 – these fritters sound really delicious!
    2 – I love your point about the seasoning of foods for kids. I always wonder why people have the view that kids can’t handle flavors (and then you see a kid’s menu at a restaurant and it is basically 100% brown food like chicken fingers, french fries, and cheese pizza)…I agree with you that that is not true! I mean, I wouldn’t be giving my child sriracha sauce or something extremely spicy, but herbs/spices that just add flavor…I’d be so happy if my children learned to have an expansive palate at an early age!!!
    Katie recently posted..Pumpkin Harvest Cookies for #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Laura says:

      I get so frustrated when I read children’s menus at restaurants, it is ridiculous and very unhealthy. I really believe the only reason why kids only want stuff like that is when they have only been given food like that. When I lived in China one of the favourite snack the kids ate after school was dried squid. Kids are drawn to what they are use to eating at home. We often order for her from the appetizer menu, because she is still small and doesn’t have a big appetite. The last place we went she had goat cheese stuffed zucchini. :)
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  7. Bea says:

    Glad to see that your baby has her appetite back. Having a sick kiddo is no fun…these fritters look fantastic! How could anyone resist
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  8. You’re absolutely right about developing a diverse palate at an early age! I wish I could have one of those fritters right now–they sound truly amazing!
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  9. These sound amazing! I love meals like this that seem simple, but they pack such a flavor punch!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted..Curried Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries and Pecans ~ All Things Orange #SundaySupper!My Profile

  10. Tara Noland says:

    Love the picture of your little guy, the fritters look amazing!!
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  11. I have to make these for my nephew. He’s such a picky eater, but I’ll be he’d love these tasty fritters!
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  12. Love the combination of flavors.
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  13. Soni says:

    I absolutely love the Indian flavors in your patties!I make a similar dish but without the Chicken,but the addition of Chicken sounds like a great idea :)
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  14. Tora Estep says:

    These sound delicious! I love the spice blend you used, and I agree that children need to be exposed to far more herbs, spices, and flavors than they typically are here. After all, babies all over the world eat their native foods without the kind of pickiness and avoidance we see here.
    Tora Estep recently posted..Butternut squash and tomato soup: Celebrating all things orange for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. I’m glad you went back and changed them up and tried them again, but I love the flavors and spices you’ve put into them. And I really want to try them. I bet my kiddos would adore them, as well.
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  16. What a fabulous idea Momma!! I love it, looks great too. Sorry your baby isn’t feeling well, I hate when the LO’s aren’t themselves. Feel better soon!!
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  17. These look absolutely great!! I totally want to try this recipe. I’m so sorry little girl isn’t feeling well – I hope she’s feeling better soon.
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..#SundaySupper: Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato SoupMy Profile

  18. I tried these with white potatoes but sweets sound like a great choice!
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  19. Kim Bee says:

    These look amazing. Hope your little one is feeling better.
    Kim Bee recently posted..Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Keep giving that adorable little baby of yours new foods! My three boys eat everything now. Some of their favorite foods include sushi, kale chips and brussle sprouts. Not the normal 12, 9 and 8 year old favorites. Love your recipe, can’t wait to make it!
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  21. These are my kind of flavors – I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Love that you are introducing your little one to herbs and spices. Hope she’s feeling better by now.
    diabeticFoodie recently posted..Moroccan Vegetable Stew for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. I tell ya, sometimes cutting it close to the wire really gets us motivated to get it done right! Sorry to hear your daughter was sick. Hope she is better soon. And I’d love to try these fritters – yum!
    Laura @ Family Spice recently posted..Unprocessed and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. Katy says:

    Food for little ones always seems very bland, I love that you are proving it doesn’t have to be! I bet these go down a treat with people of any size and age!
    Katy recently posted..Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  24. Liz says:

    I’m so sorry your sweet girl is under the weather! But glad she loved your sweet potato fritters…that’s a wonderful endorsement! They look terrific~

  25. Faye Leong says:

    What a great idea of fritters that combined with chicken meat and sweet potatoes….this will be a popular recipe for everyone at home! Thanks for sharing with us, Laura!
    Faye Leong recently posted..Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  26. Sunithi says:

    ooh, loving all the spices and flavors in this one ! Are you sure you’re not Indian ? Just kidding ! Saw your curry chicken guest post too : ) Will be making this !
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    • Laura says:

      Awe Sunithi you made me smile. These days I think I have a little of every culture in me, I just love so many different ethnic foods. I will say being married to a Brit has given me an even bigger appreciation for Indian flavours. (Curry is now officially more popular in the UK then Fish and Chips) When we got together my husband was shocked that I didn’t know the difference between things like a Rogan Josh or a Madras

  27. Susan says:

    Put it in a fritter and I’ll eat it. These look great!

  28. These sound perfect! I have a super picky eater – wish it was seasonings that were the problem. Even from day 1, he would eat the food from my plate. Stubborn little guy!

    • Laura says:

      It is hard when they are stubborn. She refused to let us feed her when we first started. She had to feed herself which is what led us down the road of BLW. But it was frustrating at times because some of the things I tried as her first foods were not very finger food friendly.

  29. Your baby girl is adorable – I hope she’s feeling better! These patties are right up my alley – I love the fact that they’re strongly flavoured but not spicy-hot. Looks great. And good on ya for completing a fantastic dish in the face of a sick baby and a fast approaching deadline!

  30. Sarah says:

    I completely agree with you. With the exception of salt I think toddlers can handle the spice. As Korean, we start eating kimchee and food with spices at a young age. Josh won’t let me give Levi kimchee yet but I think he can handle it if you ask me. I love these fritters. I think my picky eater Levi will like them too. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the article.
    Sarah recently posted..Pumpkin Ravioli #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Laura says:

      I have friends from India and their twins were eating hot curries when they were less then a year old. Morgan’s tolerance isn’t that high, however she does like some heat and she is always curious enough to try it at least once. :) Now lets hope that curiosity continues.

  31. patsy says:

    what a great way to use leftover chicken and the flavor must be wonderful!
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  32. Oh, I love fritters! Great recipe! Yum!
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  33. I love all the flavors you incorporated into one dish! This would be a great way to introduce the kids to some new spices. They look delicious!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com
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