2.25.2013

Sweet Potato and Pea Fritters


Donna Hay magazine is such a pleasure to read, I finally gave in and took out a subscription. The photographs, layout and design and, of course, the recipes all please the eye and palate. I don't know about you, but many pages of my cooking magazines have bent over corners inside. I stash Donna Hay issues in a big wicker basket and every once in a while, when I am searching for something I recalled seeing in one of them, I take them all out and go through the magazines flipping open the pages with bent corners. 
And that's how I re-discovered this recipe. What a lovely little fritter....perfect for a light supper. DH suggest a minted pea salad to go with it, but a dollop of sour cream on top would be good too. Or both.

Sweet Potato and Pea Fritters
From Donna Hay Magazine, Issue 65


Ingredients:
2 cups self rising flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups thawed frozen peas
2 cups grated sweet potatoes
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/2 cup chopped basil
olive oil for frying

Method:
Mix flour, eggs, buttermilk, salt and pepper. Add the peas, sweet potatoes, mint and basil.
Heat the olive oil and fry the fritters using 1/4 cup batter for each one. Fry 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked through. (I treated them like pancakes: when I saw the bubbles come up in the center of the fritter, I flipped it.) 
Serve with a pea and mint salad.

31 comments:

  1. Marvelous! Those fritters look really tasty.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I am sure that Donna Hay and I were separated at birth. I always pick up her magazines as well.

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  3. I need to get my hands on some of her cookbooks and/or magazines. Her food always looks gorgeous, as do these!

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  4. These do look like the perfect light dinner...YUM

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  5. I love love love the idea of these and would probably eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!

    Sues

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  6. Gosh, if I didn't have a lunch date, that would be lunch! Hmmm... When can I make these?

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  7. They look lovely! I bet they would be delicious with a prawn salad too.

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  8. Those fritters look wonderful! What a lovely fresh treat.

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  9. I spent most of my weekend trying to cull through cooking magazines and, perhaps, part with some. Do I really need to keep the September issue of Gourmet from 1989? I'd like to know Donna but haven't seen her magazine around. The recipe looks and sounds delicious.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  10. I love Donna Hay's recipes a lot too! These fritters look amazing & oh so wonderfully tasty too, Barbara!

    These would even taste better when I use fresh peas from my own plants in June or July! :)

    yummm! A fab picture too!

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  11. I need to start paying attention to Donna Hay. This sounds like a great recipe.

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  12. well doesn't that sound easy and tasty?
    I love peas, the good ones, and this would be a fun way to kick them up.
    And yes, I love Donna Hay. Talk about creative in the kitchen?
    I've always loved her and Emeril.

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  13. oh these are just gorgeous, what great little snacks!

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  14. What a wonderful use of sweet potatoes! they look so fluffy and delicious :)
    Mary x

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  15. I would gladly eat them with a dollop of tzatziki on them! They look very appetizing!

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  16. Ooo these sound so tasty!! Literally like savory pancakes. Yum.

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  17. I think the photos in Donna Hay alone are worth the price of subscription! These look amazing!

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  18. I would like to show some gratitude to superb call. I live through and felt incredible: -)
    I have a blogging site by way of body cooking my own self for those who are serious in taking up. You can find it at http://recipes-for-food.com

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  19. What a good idea for a light, vegetarian dinner. I happen to have some buttermilk to use up and I always have frozen peas. Just need the sweet potatoes...

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  20. I have lovely buttermilk in my fridge (not often there) and would love to try this (instead of the donut recipe I was flirting with). Love the combination... and colors are lovely. I've never seen a donna hay book ... nice that you share her recipes with us!!

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  21. A light and delicious looking dinner :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  22. These savoury pancakes look divine! I love particularly the add of peas. Very appetizing!

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  23. I love making fritters t hide vegetables for my kids and these look amazing,Barbara!

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  24. Hi Barbara,

    Oh yum - these look so good and I am going to try these, thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I often make potato fritters.

    Happy day
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. how lovely! i think i'm among the biggest fans of the humble pea, and i love seeing it used this way! nice find, barbara!

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  26. This would make a wonderful lunch or a light dinner, and I agree with you about the sour cream. I really enjoy browsing through my cooking magazines from time to time.

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  27. How wonderful these would be in the spring made with fresh, garden peas! I've never seen a pea fritter recipe before - love it!

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  28. This looks like a plate full of springtime. So pretty. I can't resist her magazines either when I see them at Fresh Market. Good for you for subscribing.

    Have a lovely weekend. It's nice to be able to visit old friends again.
    Sam

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  29. The fritters would be lovely for a brunch.

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  30. buttermilk and sweet potatoes would combine to make delicious fritters. love everything about this recipe. You can count on DH!

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