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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sweet Potato Fritters with Lemon Chicken

As sands through the hour glass so are the days of my life... currently at the moment there is lots on the go with several post backed up due to being time poor from being busy with both family life and work.

Before I go any further I need to formally announce the winner of my giveaway...... Congratulations to Erin Roe!!!  Well done and as mentioned in my original post Sirloin Steak with Tomato Kasundi and Potato Wedges I am jealous.  Can you send me an email to me and I will give you instruction on how to activate your course?

One of the posts I have trying to post during the last few weeks has been this one.  Sweet Potato Fritters with Lemon Chicken is a very elegant dish to look at but is very simple with only very few components to complete.  Not to mention it is a favourite of mine.

The lemon chicken isn't like that of a chinese restaurant where it is battered, deep fried and then coated in a sticky sweet lemon sauce.  The chicken is pan fried with the lemon juice is added during the last few minutes of cooking.  Served on top of the sweet potato fritters that are flavoured with spring onions and ginger, all drizzled with sweet chilli sauce makes for a perfect mid week dinner or for a special easy meal for a dinner party.

Sweet Potato Fritters with Lemon Chicken
(recipe sourced from WW Pure Test Cookbook)

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 8

600gram chicken breast fillets
2 tablespoons lemon juice
600 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
5 shallots, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
4 tablespoons coriander leaves (optional)

Coat a large non-stick fry pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken breast fillets for 5 minutes each side. Pour over the lemon juice during the last minute of cooking. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and keep warm while you make the fritters.

Place the grated sweet potato, shallots and ginger in a large mixing bowl and combine. Stir through the egg and flour.

Recoat the pan with cooking spray and heat. Scoop a quarter of the mixture into the pan and form into a circle about 12cm in diameter. Cook over a low heat for 4 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm while cooking the remaining fritters.

Divide the fritters between 4 serving plates. Cut the chicken into slices and place on top of the fritters. Spoon over the sweet chili sauce and scatter with coriander, if using.

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