A&D's Kitchen Attempts: Sweet Potato Croquette With Ground Pork Recipe

"When life gives you sweet potatoes, make croquettes!" - Cai Sio

Haha! Just kidding, pero pwede naman. Our aunt who lives in La Union always sends my mom a box of sweet potatoes and because they can't finish them all naman at baka masira lang, my mom would send some my way too. I've used it to make air fried kamote chips,  substitute potatoes in my Pork Caldereta, add them to my usual veggies I mix with Pininyahang Manok and I still have a few pieces that were about to get spoiled. Then I remembered I had croquettes at Las Flores the other week, so why not make my own version?

A&D's Sweet Potato Croquette with Ground Pork
Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes (only because I'm slow haha!)
Serves: 2 adults and 2 kids

200 grams ground pork
2 big sweet potatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp Braggs Amino Acid (or soy sauce)
1 egg, beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup panko or breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp cooking oil (for the ground pork)
1/2 or more cup cooking oil for frying
Pepper to taste

1. Mix amino acid and ground pork. Set aside.
2. Peel, chop and steam the sweet potatoes until they're fork tender. 

3. In a wide bowl, mash them using a fork, mix in milk as you mash them. Set aside for it to cool down.
4. In a pan, saute onion in cooking oil until they're translucent. Add ground pork and a little pepper to taste. Saute until the ground pork is cooked.
5. Once the ground pork is cooked, mix it with the sweet potato mash. Mix well. After mixing and the sweet potato has cooled down, you can know start molding your sweet potato into balls (about the size of a 5 peso coin) or in any shape you want!
6. Once you're done making the sweet potato balls, put all-purpose flour, panko and beaten egg in separate plates. Dip the balls in this order: all-purpose flour, beaten egg then panko. Then it's now ready for frying!
7. In a frying pan, put 1/2 cooking or or enough oil to cover the bed of the pan. 
8. Fry each side is golden brown. Then serve!

I was thinking if I should have air fried it. I'll try to air fry it the next time. 
I told the kids they're energy and power nuggets. Haha! Anything to make them eat veggies! They're actually good and yummy! It's kiddie-approved! Yay! Mommy - 1, Kids - 0. Heehee! Next time I'll add bacon or more veggies for more flavor. Try the recipe for your family and let me know what you think about it!

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