Sweet Potato Croquettes

What do you make when you have buckets full of donated sweet potatoes? Sweet potato croquettes! As Paula says: “I like [cooking in the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen.] … It forces us to be creative, because we are working with donations.”

Below, the trainees begin the process by cutting the sweet potatoes.

IMG_2403Next, the potatoes are roasted, smashed, and chilled overnight in a sheet pan. Then, Paula cuts the sheet of chilled potatoes, dunks the pieces in an egg wash, and rolls them in gingersnaps and panko crumbs.

IMG_2413The delicious finished product was used at the Friends of the Poor Walk/Run in Hayward on October 6th!