These 5-ingredient sweet potato fritters are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They’re incredibly simple to make and pair perfectly with any meal! Serve them with sour cream or yogurt for a delicious side dish or appetizer.
10 years ago I tried these delicious fritters for the first time, at a cozy restaurant near my house called Orna & Ella. To this day, this is one of their most popular dishes, and the great news is that it’s a simple dish to make at home. I like to serve it as an appetizer with yogurt or sour cream mixed with finely chopped green herbs, chives, or spring onion.
How to make sweet potato fritters
- Place peeled, cut up sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Then, drain the water from the pot.
- Transfer the sweet potatoes to a large bowl and mash using a potato masher. Add flour, soy sauce, salt, and pepper and mix to combine. Season with more salt as needed. If the mixture is very sticky, add more flour.
- To fry the patties, add some butter (or oil) on medium-low heat, just enough to cover the surface.
- Scoop out fritter batter, and, using wet hands, form into a 2-inch/5 cm discs. Place in the hot oil.
- Cook until golden brown, flip, and cook the other side. Serve warm.
Toppings for fritters
I love serving these with sour cream or yogurt and sliced chives. You could also drizzle them with a bit of tahini, teriyaki sauce, or even maple syrup! They make a great appetizer or side dish to any meal (even brunch!)
More of my favorite side dishes
- Beetroot Hummus: This creamy dip has a refreshing flavor and beautiful color.
- Latkes: Fried potato pancakes are traditionally served on Hannukah, but feel free to enjoy them any time of year.
- Guacamole: Quick, easy, and bursting with fresh flavor. Best served with tortilla chips!
- Coconut Rice: This rich and heart rice is made with coconut milk instead of water and is a great alternative to traditional rice.
- Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms: Mushroom bites filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs.
Sweet Potato Fritters
- 500 g peeled sweet potatoes
- ¾ tablespoon soy sauce
- ⅓ – ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt , or more as needed
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Place sweet potatoes in a large pan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl, and mash the potatoes using a potato masher. Add ⅓ cup of flour and the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine. Season with more salt as needed. If the mixture is very sticky, add more flour. Tip – if you use wet hands when shaping the fritters, they won’t stick to your hands.
In a frying pan, add some butter (or oil) on medium-low heat, just enough to cover the surface.
Scoop out fritter batter, and, using wet hands, form into a 2-inch/5 cm discs.
Cook until golden brown, flip, and cook the other side. Serve warm.