Thursday, November 11, 2010

Apple Almond Yam Cakes | Wegmans

Apple Almond Yam Cakes | Wegmans:

"1 1/4 lbs yams, peeled, coarsely grated (about 7 cups)
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, coarsley grated
1/2 of an 8 oz pkg Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Chopped Onions
1 1/2 Tbsp Wegmans Sour Cream
4 large Wegmans Eggs, lightly beaten
Salt and ground white pepper to taste
1 1/4 cups Food You Feel Good About All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup sliced almonds (Bulk Foods)
1/2 cup Wegmans Vegetable Oil

  1. Combine yam, apple, and onion in a large mixing bowl. Add sour cream and eggs; season to taste with salt and white pepper. Stir to combine. Slowly fold in flour. Stir in almonds. Mix well. Form yam mixture into patties by scooping up portions with ice cream scoop (about 1/2 cup) and pressing firmly with hands. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet on MEDIUM-HIGH, 1-2 min, not allowing oil to reach smoking point. Reduce heat to MEDIUM.
  3. Add yam patties to pan (pan should hold 5 patties). Cook, 7-8 min until edges begin to brown. Gently turn patties over. Cook 5-6 min until browned and tender. Drain on double thickness of paper towels.
  4. Repeat with remaining yam patties, heating additional vegetable oil if necessary.

Chef Tip(s):
Can be made a few hours ahead and reheated in a 350 degree oven for 20 min.

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