Sweet Potato Fritters


Step 1
Whisk together yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.


Step 2

Place a colander over a large bowl; add sweet potatoes, turnips, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt; toss to combine. Let mixture stand 10 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a clean kitchen towel; gather up edges, and squeeze out excess liquid.

Transfer sweet potato mixture to a medium bowl.

Step 3

Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium. Add leeks and a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are soft and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Add cooked leeks, eggs, flour, cumin, turmeric, and ginger to sweet potato mixture, and stir until thoroughly combined.

Step 4

Wipe out skillet, and add a 1/8-inch layer of vegetable oil. Heat over medium until shimmering.

Working in batches, spoon 2 tablespoons of batter for each fritter into skillet about 2 inches apart, and flatten slightly with a spatula.

Cook until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Transfer fritters to paper towels to drain; sprinkle with salt to taste.

Add more oil to skillet between batches as needed.

Viola! Sit and enjoy these sweet potato fritters.

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