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Sweet Potato Patties with Orange Relish

 Sweet Potato Patties with Orange Relish
For something other than sweet potato casserole, we serve sweet potato croquettes as a unique side dish.They're easier than you would think to make, and the relish can be prepared ahead and served chilled. —Radelle Knappenberger, Oviedo, Florida
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • RELISH:
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 medium navel oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, eggs, brown sugar butter
  • and salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape into 12 oval patties;
  • flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Place walnuts in a shallow bowl; coat
  • patties in nuts.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, orange

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Sweet Potato Patties with Orange Relish (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • juice, brown sugar and honey. Cook and stir over medium heat until
  • thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in oranges and walnuts if desired.
  • Serve with patties. Yield: 12 servings.