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Sweet potato schnitzels

We’re bringing you the best of both worlds with our satisfying mock meat recipe, sweet potato schnitzels. It is wholesome, delicious, and will keep you wanting more.

SERVES 4 // COOK TIME 15 min

1 tbsp mixed dried herbs
2 eggs, whisked
2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1 cm thick slices
½ cup flour
1 cup panko crumbs
1 cup olive oil
Handful watercress
1 cup home-made honey-mustard sauce (recipe below)

1. Whisk together the eggs and dried herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Dredge the sweet potato slices with the flour and dip into the egg mixture. Then coat in panko crumbs.
3. Heat the olive oil in a pan over high heat. Fry the schnitzels for 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
4. Serve the schnitzels with fresh watercress and the honey-mustard sauce.

Healthy homemade honey mustard sauce
Make your own honey mustard sauce at home by mixing together ¼ cup honey and ¼ cup Dijon mustard. Thin it out with olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency. Season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste.

Recipes & styling: Leila-Ann Mokotedi
Photography: Samantha Pinto

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