These sweet potato fritters from the Myers + Chang cookbook are incredible. The creamy roasted sweet potato cakes are enriched with a little butter, punched up with spicy red curry paste, and studded with bits of sweet Chinese sausage and scallions, then breaded in panko, which makes them extra crispy when fried. Already addictive on their own, the Sriracha Aioli accompanying them will ensure you can’t stop dipping until they’re gone. If you can’t find the Chinese sausage (lap cheong), you can substitute chopped bacon, chorizo, or ham, or just leave out the meat for a veggie version. And although regular sweet potatoes or yams work beautifully here, if you can find extra-sweet, purple-skinned Japanese sweet potatoes, the authors recommend using those.
For a couple more stunning Myers + Chang creations, get their Braised Short Rib Dumplings with Sichuan Chili Oil recipe, and their Beef and Chinese Broccoli Chow Fun recipe.
For more savory sweet potato dishes, try our Sweet Potato-Star Anise Soup with Ginger recipe, and our New Mexican Sweet Potato Latkes with Lime-Sour Cream Sauce recipe.
SWEET POTATO AND CHINESE SAUSAGE FRITTERS excerpted from MYERS+CHANG AT HOME © 2017 by Joanne Chang & Karen Akunowicz. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of Kristen Teig.