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Because these crispy bean cakes are broiled rather than fried, the recipe doesn't call for much oil, so the cakes contain less fat; they are also easier to make.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2004
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To grate the potatoes with a box grater (instead of food processor), use the large holes and work over a bowl.

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  • misslisam1
    4 JUN, 2017
    Easy, delicious, colorful! I love the grated sweet potato in there! Destined to become a favorite recipe. I didn't take the seeds or ribs out of the single jalapeno I used and the cakes are nice and [filtered]y.
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  • ansleybusch
    25 FEB, 2015
    These were super delish! I used greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and it made a perfect complement to the cakes. I loved the combination of the spicy black beans with the sweet sweet potatoes. Turned out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I would definitely use these cakes for black bean burgers, too!
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  • ansleybusch
    25 FEB, 2015
    These were super delish! I used greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and it made a perfect complement to the cakes. I loved the combination of the spicy black beans with the sweet sweet potatoes. Turned out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I would definitely use these cakes for black bean burgers, too!
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  • JenniferSF
    3 JUN, 2011
    I halved this recipe - omitted the jalapenos and used about 2 tablespoons of egg whites for the egg. I always have problems with keeping bean cakes together (even when I do use an actual egg) but the scallion, garlic, cumin and sweet potato gave it a great flavor. I might mix those into my next black bean burgers. Also, my cakes only needed about 5 minutes under the broiler for one side and 2 or 3 for the second side.
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  • FrogPrincePaperie
    30 JUL, 2010
    We made this for a party as a one bite appetizer (see pics here http://frogprincepaperie.com/?p=300) with a sweet potato sauce and cilantro sour cream and it turned out fantastic. Our guests loved them and ate every last one!
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  • FrogPrincePaperie
    30 JUL, 2010
    We made this for a party as a one bite appetizer (see pics here http://frogprincepaperie.com/?p=300) with a sweet potato sauce and cilantro sour cream and it turned out fantastic. Our guests loved them and ate every last one!
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  • earthseame
    20 JUL, 2010
    These were fabulous! My husband loved them so much that I'm making them again this week.
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  • tkking17
    1 JUL, 2010
    I tried these, and they didnt' turn out crispy like the picture...I accidentally use 2 TBLS of oil to saute the onions -- do you think that was the problem? They were crispy outside/burnt, but mushy inside...
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  • CarebearNJ
    23 MAY, 2010
    I made this tonight with the only substitution of using 1 can lima beans and 1 can of black beans instead of 2 cans of black beans (ran out). I loved it! The patties were tasty and flavorful, not at all dry. The sour cream made a really nice condiment and went with the veggies and polenta I served as sides. If you halved the size of the patties, I think these would be ideal as party apps!
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  • sarah9
    4 APR, 2010
    Love this recipe! You can also use greek yogurt on top instead of sour cream.
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