Tasty Tots

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Tasty tots

Tasty Tots

Kids love these crispy bites of tender sweet potato.

Ingredients: 

5 cups fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, coarsely shredded
2⅓ cups canned, unsalted garbanzo beans (chickpeas), with liquid
½ cup fresh green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. Wash hands with warm soap and water. Wash fresh vegetables before preparing.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Place shredded potatoes on a large baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 350°F for 20 minutes or until slightly tender. Do not overcook.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 400°F.
  5. In a food processor or blender, puree garbanzo beans, including the liquid until smooth.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine shredded sweet potatoes, pureed garbanzo beans, green onions, vegetable oil, salt, garlic, pepper, onion powder, and cinnamon. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 40-45 minutes to make tots easier to form.
  7. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, roll 36 tots. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheet. Lightly flatten the tops of the tots with a spoon or a fork. Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve hot.

Servings: 

6 (6 Tots each)

Prep and cook time: 

35 min; 12 min in the oven

Nutritional Information: 

Calories, 160; carbohydrate, 21gm; protein, 7gm; total fat, 5gm; saturated fat, 0 gm; trans fat, 0gm; cholesterol, 0; fiber, 5gm; total sugars, 1gm; sodium, 220mg; calcium, 60mg; folate, 20mcg; iron, 2mg; percent calories from fat, 30 %.

Recipe credit: 

Photo Credit: Rick Gayle Studio. Image and recipe provided by: Arizona Nutrition Network.