Check out this super easy way to make sweet potato patties on your low carb diet.
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- You are looking for a sweet potato recipe
- You are on a low-carb diet and need to find more low-carb foods
- You love sweet potatoes
- You want to learn different ways to cook sweet potatoes
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Looking for foods to eat on a low-carb diet?
Sweet potatoes fall in the lower glycemic food category – and naturally sweet.
Now if you’re reading this because you love sweet potatoes, it’s possible you are like me and enjoy other sweets as well. I love desserts but after surgery to remove cancer and a change in my husband’s diet, we now eat foods advised for a diabetic lifestyle. This requires reading food labels and stocking the pantry with low-carb, low-sugar, and lower glycemic foods.
Who reads the labels in your family? You or your spouse/significant other?
I’m the one in our household who takes a long time at the grocery store because I’m reading labels on the back of food products. My husband drives a big rig and doesn’t spend much time in grocery stores. However, we both do the research on foods to eat and to stay away from. I’ve always had to watch my weight. And though I’m not a health professional or licensed dietician, nutrition has interested me for much of my life. It was one of the courses I took to complete my college degree.
Foods on a low-carbohydrate diet
When shoppers were stocking up on groceries and going crazy with the toilet paper and hand sanitizer shopping, I was loading up my grocery cart as well. But not because I went on a hoarding spree to fill up my pantry for fear of running out of food due to the current stay-at-home recommendations and orders. No, I was filling up my basket with foods allowed on a diabetic diet – like sweet potatoes and other favorite foods like:
- boiled eggs
- occasional fried eggs (fried in coconut oil)
- Atkins bars/drinks
You can see that most of the foods listed above are found in the produce section. Canned foods tend to have too much sodium. Therefore, I feel that it’s healthier to eat raw or frozen foods.
What are the benefits to eating sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes have several benefits, and www.health.com shows that they are good for your health in the article, “7 Health Benefits to Sweet Potatoes” so take a moment to read it. Have you ever noticed the difference you feel when eating a russet potato and a sweet potato? The russet potato tends to make me feel bloated whereas the sweet potato doesn’t.
What meat goes with sweet potatoes?
- beef roast
- ribeye steak
- sirloin steak
Ways to cook sweet potatoes
- Slow Cook
- Pressure Cook
See Pattycakespantry.com’s “Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes” for a pressure cooker sweet potato recipe.
It’s best to limit your intake of fried foods on any diet. Apparently, however, coconut oil is a better option to choose for frying. For more information, www.healthline.com has an excellent article on coconut oil and diabetes.
I’ve cooked sweet potatoes just about every way on the “Ways to cook sweet potatoes” list and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the sweet potato patties. My cousin actually peels them, slices them, and fries them in a little oil while cooking with the lid on. However, the recipe I’m sharing with you is a bit different and quicker. Either way, they taste wonderful. In this recipe, I chose to microwave the potatoes first before frying.
Microwaved Sweet Potatoes for Two
Quick way to cook sweet potatoes
- 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Raw Organic Coconut Oil
Wash the sweet potatoes.
Poke holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork.
Place the sweet potatoes on a microwaveable plate.
Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, and check after 3 minutes for doneness - they are ready to fry when you can poke them easily (and don't fall apart) with a fork.
Slice the potatoes into approximately 1/4" patties (or slices), , leaving the skin on.
Heat an cast iron skillet on medium high, and add the coconut oil in the pan.
Fry the sweet potato patties, turning them over after a couple of minutes.
Cook the sweet potato patties for another minute or two.
Serve with your choice of meat and green vegetable.
Sweet potatoes taste wonderful with butter, but the fried patties are great without any butter.
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