Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coconut Yam Fritters | Planet Organic Market

Coconut Yam Fritters | Planet Organic Market
This looks really yummy and I just love yams so I think I'll haul out the food processor and give it a go. Let you know how they turn out!
These Asian-inspired fritters, developed for a Planet Organic Cooking class, are an excellent way to enjoy the sweet earthy taste and nutritional goodness of yams.


1/2 lb Yams (about 1/2 of a large yam) 250 g
1/2 cup Unbleached white flour 125 ml
1/2 cup Rice flour 125 ml
1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground 2 ml
1/2 tsp Sea salt 2 ml
1/2 tsp Baking powder 2 ml
1 cup Coconut milk 250 ml
- Canola oil (enough to pan-fry) -


Peel the yam, grate coarsely and extract as much moisture as possible by squeezing in your hands.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the two flours with the baking powder, salt and turmeric. Toss in the grated yam.

Gradually add enough coconut milk to moisten. If the mixture becomes too dry, add more coconut milk; however, it should be solid enough to hold its shape.

In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of the oil to medium-high heat. Lightly form a heaping teaspoon of the fritter mixture and fry on both sides until golden brown. Flatten slightly with a spatula to ensure the inside is cooked. You may need to add small amounts of oil as you go.

Once made, keep them in a warming dish in a preheated oven. Serve fritters with a plate of soft lettuce, herbs, bean sprouts and dipping sauces. Yields 4 servings.
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