Sweet Potatoes dipped in a lentil batter spiked with paprika, cayenne pepper, and beer, fried to perfection? YES!!! And makes an amazing appetizer to boot! With a dish of mint dip by the side…. Ah!!! My “Sunday Supper team” is working on a ‘Tailgating Menu’ to kick off the Football Season! Believe me, they have cooked up some amazing recipes – I hope you get a chance to check them out! This lentil fritter is a favorite in my family. I almost didn’t have any left over to take pictures for today’s post. I have never used beer to mix the batter and have always wondered what was so popular about beer battered fries and fritters. Now I know:)!!! Not only does it add flavor to the batter, the fermented beverage makes the fritter extra light and fluffy. You don’t even need to add baking soda. I used a light ginger beer which added a nice gingery touch to the recipe. The fritters are fried! Yes! But I fried them in light olive oil and drained off excess oil on a paper towel. You can bake these fritters too, but it does not taste the same. Lentil flour adds a healthy touch to this dish. I buy lentil flour ready-made in the Indian store. It’s called ‘ besan’ and is just chickpeas ground into a fine flour. You can purchase lentil flour or chickpea flour at ‘Natural Food’ stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods or just visit an Asian grocery store. You can make your own lentil flour by grinding chickpeas in a coffee grinder. If you don’t have lentil flour, just use a mix of whole grain flour and pancake batter. It comes out just as good! Biting into meaty sweet potato fritters spiked with spices, beer and mint dip is ….. um you just have to try it !!
Nutrition Wise !
Lentil or chickpea flour is low glycaemic, loaded with fiber and contains all the antioxidants found in beans! Sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene or Vitamin A. Since Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, it is best absorbed with a little fat. It is also high in anthocyanin which has anti- inflammatory properties. It is also boosts a good amount of fiber. To get the most nutrients out of your sweet potato, don’t peel it too much. Just a good scrub with a veggie brush or a light scrape should be ok. Most of the nutrients are close to the skin !
Slice them up !!
Lentil batter with spices and beer and some cornflour.
Getting Fried !
Check out the potatoes inside ! Warm and gooey !!
Now for some fun !!!
From Pre Game to Overtime, we’ve got your Football Season covered. Join us around the family table this Sunday Supper as we share our favorite football season recipes and tailgating tips all day long. Hop on twitter at 7pm EST for the live #SundaySupper chat and share your favorites. We would love to add your recipes to our Football Tailgating Menu.
The Football Tailgating Menu Lineup
Pre Game Warm-ups:
- Sausage Balls by My Catholic Kitchen
- Edamame Hummus by Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Slow Cooker Rueben Dip by The Meltaways
- Buffalo Wing Hummus by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Smokey Guacamole with Bacon by Family Spice
- Pepperoni & Mozzarella Pull Apart by In the Kitchen with KP
- Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings by Juanita’s Cocina
- Candied Pecans by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Chili Sauce by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Swabian Mini Meatballs (Schwaebische Mini Fleischkuechle) by Galactosemia in PDX
- Joe Montana’s Touchdown Guacamole by Noshing with the Nolands
- Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bites by Mama.Mommy.Mom.
- Hot & Spicy Popcorn Chicken by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites by Family Foodie
- Soft Pretzels with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce by girlichef
- Game Day Loaded Nachos by The Messy Baker
- Buffalo Chicken Dip by Home Cooking Memories
- Southwestern Spring Rolls by Supper for a Steal
- Pepperoni Pizza Puffs by Comfy Cuisine
- Roasted Garlic Bacon Dip with Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips by Daily Dish Recipes
- Beer Battered Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Fritters by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Indian Spiced Chicken Meatballs by Soni’s Food for Thought
On the Sidelines:
- Anne’s Best Potato Salad with Bacon and Peas by Webicurean
- Simple Roasted Purple Potatoes by Ruffles and Truffles
- Spicy BBQ Baked Beans by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich by Cooking Underwriter
- Pollo Adobado con Papas (Adobo Chicken with Potatoes) by La Cocina de Leslie
- Poor Man’s Burrito by Shockingly Delicious
- Ham and Mushroom Handpies by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Individual Muffuletta Sandwiches by Magnolia Days
- Far East Steak Salad by Diabetic Foodie
- Italian Sloppy Joes by The Weekend Gourmet
- Hot Chicken Chili by Momma’s Meals
- Louisiana Sloppy Joes by Sustainable Dad
- Hawaiian Chicken Wraps by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Grandpa Sal’s Sausage and Peppers by Daddy Knows Less
- Fancy Filet Chili by I Run for Wine
- Homemade Italian Sausage by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Jalapeno Crockpot Chili by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Flavorful Fall Marinade by Midlife Road Trip
- Moose Chili by Mrs. Mama Hen
- Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
- Streusel Topped Pumpkin Bread by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Zucchini Cupcakes by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Oven-Baked Churros by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Swirl Nutella Cupcakes by Basic N Delicious
- Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles by Gotta Get Baked
From the Cooler:
Wine Pairings by Wine Everyday