Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters for healthy breakfast, Thanksgiving side dish or game watching snack. Easy leftover sweet potato recipe! They are moist and soft inside, crispy outside. Spicy and delicious!

Fried sweet potato fritters are dairy-free and gluten-free. Great dish to make this fall for holidays or weeknight dinner.

This recipe makes around 12 sweet potato fritters. If you are making sweet potato fritters for a crowd, double or triple the recipe. They disappear very quickly, so I won’t judge you, if you make more for yourself!

You will need just 3 ingredients and spices of your choice for this sweet potato fritter recipe! No special equipment needed and less than 40 minutes to prepare and cook tasty and healthy breakfast.

Sweet Potato Fritters served on a white plate for breakfast. Healthy and delicious appetizer for Game Day or Thanksgiving side dish.

How to make sweet potato fritters

You will need to grate 3 medium-small sweet potatoes. I used old-school grater, but if you have a food processor, it will be much quicker and easier for you.

Add spices at your choice – salt, pepper, onion powder, basil, rosemary and chili powder. You are free to experiment and adjust the spices, depending on what you have in your pantry.

Add almond flour or other gluten-free flour. I think almond flour is a healthy choice!

Add an egg to help glue the ingredients.

Combine all ingredients together with a spatula or spoon. Let it sit 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, on a medium heat the oil in a large pan. I used sunflower oil, but you can substitute to any other vegetable oil for frying.

Form the cutlets from the sweet potato mix with wet hands. If your sweet potatoes are too dry, the mix can fall apart. Add a splash of water to help it stick together. If you want more crispy outside, you can dip them into gluten-free flour before frying.

Fry about 5 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the fritters you formed. To get excess oil off, put them on a paper towel.

If you want a healthier version, you can bake them in the oven, preheated to 180 C / 355 F for 30 minutes. Place the on the tray, layered on a parchment paper!

Ingredients for sweet potato fritters: sweet potatoes, almond flour, eggs, rosemary, basil, salt, granulated onion, chili powder, black pepper

Why sweet potato fritters are soggy or not crispy?

First, make sure your oil is hot enough, before adding fritters to the pan. You can carefully check with a piece of bread or leftover potato. If it starts sizzling, it is hot.

Your batter shouldn’t be too thin. Add more flour or grated sweet potatoes. That is why shredded sweet potato fritters are crispier than mashed potato pancakes!

If you like fritters crispier and more charred, let them cook couple minute more on each side or form the veggie cutlets smaller.

Sweet potato fritter with white sauce and chopped scallions

Storing and reheating shredded sweet potato fritters

You can freeze them in a freezer safe container up to 6 months. Reheat in the oven, preheated to 180 C / 355 F for 15 minutes.

Refrigerate fritters up to 5 days, but keep in mind that they won’t taste as good and crispy as freshly cooked.

Serving sweet potato fritters

I like serving them with plain yogurt or sour cream, sprinkled with greens or scallions. They will taste good with tomato sauce such as Marinara sauce. So simple and delicious!

They are great served warm or cold.

Sauce for sweet potato fritters

If you like fritters, you should try our other recipes, such as Zucchini fritters, Cauliflower fritters and Boxty. Who said you can’t include more vegetables for breakfast or appetizers?

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Holding a bite of sweet potato fritters on the fork

Sweet potato fritters with a fork on a white plate

Sweet Potato Fritters

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5 from 7 votes
Sweet Potato Fritters for healthy breakfast, Thanksgiving side dish or Game Day snack. Easy leftover sweet potato recipe! They are moist inside, crispy outside, spicy and delicious!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 fritters
Calories 149 kcal
Equipment
  • pan for frying
  • large bowl
  • spatula or spoon
  • Grater or food processor




Ingredients
 
 

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes medium-small
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 cup almond flour or gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil for frying



Instructions
 
  • Grate potatoes.
    2-3 sweet potatoes
    Grate potatoes.
  • Add spices.
    ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp basil, ½ tsp rosemary, ¼ tsp chili powder
    Add spices.
  • Add almond flour.
    1 cup almond flour
    Add almond flour.
  • Add an egg.
    1 egg
    Add an egg.
  • Combine all ingredients together with a spatula or spoon. Let it sit 5 minutes.
    Combine all ingredients together with a spatula or spoon. Let it sit 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, on a medium heat the oil in a large pan. Form the cutlets from the sweet potato mix with wet hands. Fry 5 minutes until brown and crispy.
    Meanwhile, on a medium heat the oil in a large pan. Form the cutlets from the sweet potato mix with wet hands. Fry 5 minutes.
  • Flip and fry on the other side 5 minutes more until brown and crispy.
    4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Flip and fry on the other side.
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Notes
You can freeze them in a freezer safe container up to 6 months. Reheat in the oven, preheated to 180 C / 355 F for 15 minutes.
Refrigerate fritters up to 5 days, but keep in mind that they won't taste as good and crispy as freshly cooked.
Adjust the cooking time, depending on the size of fritters.
Skip or change the spices, depending on what you have in your pantry.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fritters
Amount per Serving
Calories
149
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
0.002
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
14
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
134
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
199
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
8049
IU
161
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, fall, gluten free, healthy, Thanksgiving

COMMENTS:

  1. 5 stars
    Beautiful photos! I love the idea of these sweet potato fritters for a side dish or with some eggs for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

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