Crispy Sweet Potato Fritters
- 1 Large Sweet Potato (approx 1lb)
- 1/4 Cup white flour – (if doing Gluten-Free use regular all-purpose GF)
- 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 2 Tablespoons of Oil for cooking.
- Cilantro or flat leaf parsley for garnish (optional)
See https://markbujold.ca/2021/03/28/aioli-two-ways/ for a great sauce to top the fritters.
- Peel Sweet Potato. Grate Potato into a large mixing bowl
- In a separate bowl combine Flour, Garam Masala and Salt
- Add flour mixture to the grated potato. Mix well ensuring all flour is well incorporated into shredded potato.
- Using a measuring cup or scoop – scoop 1/4 cup of the shredded potato mixture. Will keep the fritters the same size.
- Using your hands, squeeze the mixture into the flat round shape. 2-3” in diameter and ¼-3/8” thick. Place gently onto a piece of parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Continue this until you have no mixture remaining.
- In a large nonstick pan heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
- Once hot gently place the premade patties into the plan one at a time. You may need to cook in batches. If so you may need to add a bit of oil to the pan between batches.
- Leave cook on one side until golden brown – will depend on how hot your pan is but typically 3-4 minutes.
- Once golden brown on one side – flip gently – then cook until golden brown on the other side.
- Repeat this until all your patties are cooked. If you cook in more than one batch – you can keep the cooked ones warm in a 200F oven on a cookie sheet.
- Serve topped with Curry Aioli (https://markbujold.ca/2021/03/28/aioli-two-ways/) or other sauce of your choice. Garnish with a cilantro or flat parsley leaf.
- Most cooking oils will work. I typically use canola for this as it doesn’t add any flavor but I have used olive oil as well.
- When forming the patties – you should feel a bit of moisture as it’s drawn out of the potatoes
- Handle the patties gently as they can fall apart if you are not careful.
- Do not flip the patties too early while cooking as they may fall apart.