It's been a few weeks since my latest Toddler Tuesdays post! But here we are again!
If you read my blog regularly you'll remember in my March re-make recap post that I mentioned Landon's been on a hunger strike. Since March 14. Yes, I'm keeping track. He BARELY eats lately, which is an issue since he's already being monitored by a team of specialists for his lack of growth. I am constantly trying to find foods he'll eat. One of the few foods I can usually get in him is sweet potatoes. And cheese. Sometimes lots of cheese. Sometimes none. It's a fun game we're playing! But anyway, I knew I needed to make something that would entice him so I decided to make some type of breaded sweet potatoes. I took his favorite food (sweet potatoes mashed with butter and milk), added cheese, and breaded it. Voila! Recipe for toddler success. It took 15 minutes from start to finish to make these and it's much healthier than anything you can find in the freezer. Try these- you and your tots will love them.
Side note- you could bake these. I fried them because Landon is under strict orders to gain weight. If you want a healthier option, bake them until golden. You could also make large batches and freeze them after frying/baking for later use.
Source: Stephanie Cooks Original
1 large sweet potato, cooked and peeled
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1- In a large skillet heat the oil (enough to cover the bottom of a pan).
2- In a bowl mix the hot sweet potato, milk, and butter. Mash with a fork until evenly combined. Add in the cheese. Stir well.
3- Take bite sized portions of the potato and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs and place on a dish.
4- Once all nuggets are formed place the balls in the oil, cook until browned.