Friday, September 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cakes

Note:  We are planning a very long overdue vacation.   We have been unable to take one for about three years due to my husband's job situation.   I am very excited about being able to have some time with my guys and see some friends along the way.  One of the places we are planning to go is hiking in Asheville.    There is a restaurant that my husband and I went several years ago that we loved, the Early Girl Eatery.    This is one of their recipes from their website.   So yummy! 

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cakes

3 peeled and quartered sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons cumin

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup green onion

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 dashes Tabasco

1 pinch cinnamon

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

4-5 cups bread crumbs

4 cups black beans rinsed and well drained

1 cup cracked and beaten eggs


Boil sweet potatoes until soft.
Drain and add spices.
Mash well.
Let cool.
Fold in remaining ingredients.
Deep fry or pan fry in 3 ounce cakes
If cake falls apart add more egg.