4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (we used 5 medium-sized sweet potatoes) *
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup green onions (scallions or green shallots), chopped
3/4 cup bread crumbs, divided
2 large cloves of garlic finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
To the mashed sweet potatoes in the bowl, add the mozzarella, parmesan, green onions, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, garlic, parsley and egg. Season with salt and pepper, and mash all ingredients together well with a potato masher to combine.
Place remaining 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs or panko onto a plate. Scoop 1 tablespoon of mixture into the palm of your hands and form into round patties about 1/2-inch thick. Dredge patties in the bread crumbs, evenly covering both sides, and set aside until ready to cook.
Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium-sized nonstick pan over low-medium heat. When oil is hot, add the patties in batches of 4 or 5, and cook for about 6 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy, using a small spatula to flip them very carefully. Add more oil in between batches if needed.
** I cooked the sweet potatoes in my instant pot. I love using instant pot for cooking them. SO easy. You can also bake the sweet potatoes.