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Sweet Potato Fritters should be in everyone’s culinary repertoire! They are sweet, tasty, reasonably healthy and versatile. You can eat them on their own or with other appetizers, and they’re great for sharing. Try them for a delicious snack on a weekend or holiday. Trust us, your friends will keep coming back for more…

Sweet Potato Fritter

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Sweet Potato Fritters

Delicious DIY fritters made with sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, optional
  • 1/4 cup ketchup, optional


  • Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. In the meantime, peel sweet potato and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  • Boil sweet potato for 15 minutes. Remove from water and in a small bowl mash into a puree. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, sea salt, paprika and garlic powder.
  • To the sweet potato mash, mix in egg. Then stir in flour mixture.
  • Add oil to a medium saucepan or deep fryer and heat to 375ºF. Drop in spoonfuls of sweet potato batter in 6-8 at a time and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove fritters from oil, place on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle on sea salt to taste. Serve with optional dipping sauces and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2450IU49%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato fritters
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Recipe Adapted from Taste and Tell

For a non-sweet potato variation try our Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes