Sweet Potato Fritters

Makes 8-10 fritters
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Sweet Potato Fritters
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These easy sweet potato fritters fry up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Spiced with paprika and scallion and served with a spicy sour cream sauce.


1 pound sweet potatoes (2 medium), grated
4 scallions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups neutral oil, for frying

Spicy Sauce:

1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce


  1. Preheat about 2 cups of neutral oil, like canola or vegetable oil, in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Oil should be 325-350˚F when frying.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together egg, flour, scallion, garlic, and spices. Then add in the shredded sweet potatoes and use hands to make sure the mixture is well-mixed and evenly combined. The fritter mixture should stick together if you press on it. If it doesn’t, add more flour by the tablespoon.
  3. When oil is the right temperature, scoop out about 1/3 cup fritter batter and shape it into thin disks with your hands. Carefully place the fritters in the cast iron skillet. It’s okay if the fritters aren’t completely covered.
  4. Cook fritters for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping once halfway through. When done, remove from the oil with a spatula or slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Season with a pinch of salt. Repeat until all your batter is used. You should get 8-10 fritters.

Serve the fritters with the spicy sour cream sauce. Reheat leftover fritters in a 325˚F oven until crispy and warmed through.

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