Yam Patties

Yam (or Sweet Potato) Patties
serves 3-4 people
2 large yams or sweet potatoes - I used yams [from the only potato grower in San Diego county]
Bunch of green onions [from our backyard]
Lemon thyme [note to self: prune a bit more, getting a little woody]
1/3 cup Coconut Milk
Large fresh lemon [from a guy in Ramona who sells rad veggie starter plants from his backyard and gave us a bag of lemons from his tree]
Cheese [Tillamook because they're a co-op of small dairy farmers who take care of their cows]
Olive oil
Sea salt n Pepper

Cooking instructions:
1. Bring water to a boil with some sea salt
2. While you're waiting for the water, rinse your yams and cut the smooshy end bits off, peal the skin off if you prefer but it is very nutritious so I prefer it left on,  and slice into thinnish pieces
3. Throw them in the boiling water for 10-15 minutes, til they get soft enough mash
4. Drain them, then mash with coconut milk and...
5. Cut off the roots of the green onions and the end part of the long green whispy leafers that are limpy.. leave the rest, it's all good. Dice them up small and mix about 2/3 of them into the yam mash
6. Add salt, pepper, lemon thyme, a slice of lemon juice
7. Form into patties, fry in a skillet with a lot of olive oil so they don't stick
8. Flip in about 7-10 minutes and on the new face up side, sprinkle remaining green onions, some lemon zest (use a potato peeler), and cheese


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