Prep 50 mins
Cook 12 mins
Another WW recipe that I've added to my collection. Serving size is SIX 2-inch fritters. Carb = 147, Fat = 2 g, Fiber = 2 g for a total of 3 WW points per serving. Prep time includes the time to cook the potato if using the oven. The cook time is the time it takes to "fry" the fritters.
- 1 lb sweet potato
- 1⁄4 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1 large egg, separated
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (I used ginger from a jar)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- Either preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake the potatoes until done (about 45 minutes) or microwave them on high for 7 minutes each (or about 14 minutes together).
- Make sure to pierce the potatoes with a fork several times before baking or microwaving.
- Peel and discard the skins.
- Mash the potatoes using a potato masher.
- Whisk in the milk, egg yolk, sugar, ginger, salt, and cinnamon.
- Combine the flour and baking powder in a cup or small bowl.
- Using an electric mixer (medium speed), beat the egg white to soft peaks.
- Glently fold into the potato mixture.
- Sprinkle the flour mixture over the top and fold until smooth.
- Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray (PAM); heat over medium heat.
- Drop the batter into the skillet by slightly round tablespoonsfuls, flattening them slightly to form 2 inch patties.
- Cook until golden and set, about 1-1/2 minutes per side.
- Transfer to a plate, cover losely and continue with the remaining mixture.
- Serve immediately.
I followed the directions to the letter, but did not find that these fritters lived up to my hopes for them. They had an ok taste but the texture was very very soft. It took much longer then 1.5 minutes per side (5-8). I turned up the heat a few times thinking that that was my problem, and burned a few batches trying to get them to brown. I got 6 made and ate them with maple syrup. It took 20-30 minutes because I found that I could only get them to cook well in a tiny pan 1 at a time. In the end I tried to bake the rest of the batter (think un-fried chicken. I though if it works with chicken maybe it would work with fritters??) but I would not suggest it at all. It was a neat one to try, but not one that I will repeat.