Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Puffs

I recently tried out a recipe that I found in an old Parents magazine. The recipe was for "Goldfish Puffs". They are made out of sweet potatoes so they end up looking like giant goldfish crackers. I did not have a goldfish cookie cutter so I used a flower cookie cutter. I also just made some "free-form" puffs which were fine too. My children enjoyed these puffs very much! These would be a great addition to any meal, or a great nutrient-rich part of snack!

Sweet Potato Puffs (adapted from Parents magazine recipe)

You will need:
1 large sweet potato
1/4 cup skim milk
3 Tablespoons instant potato flakes (not granules)
1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Poke holes in the sweet potato. Microwave the sweet potato for 9 minutes or until cooked through. Cut in half; let cool.
3. Scrape the sweet potato into a bowl. Add milk, potato flakes, brown sugar and salt. Whip with an electric mixer until smooth.
4. In another bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
5. Fold egg whites into potato mixture.
6. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
7. If using a cookie cutter, spray the cutter with cooking spray. Place the cutter on the baking sheet, and fill with potato mixture.
8. Lift the cookie cutter up to create the fish.
(If not using cookie cutter, drop mixture by Tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet. Flatten slightly into circle shapes.)
9. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
10. Bake 15 minutes or until puffed. Serve immediately if possible. (If you don't the puffs will deflate a little but still taste great!)

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