Crispy Sweet Potato Fritters

Crispy Sweet Potato Fritters

INGREDIENTS

  • 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.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel Sweet Potato.  Grate Potato into a large mixing bowl
  2. In a separate bowl combine Flour, Garam Masala and Salt
  3. Add flour mixture to the grated potato.  Mix well ensuring all flour is well incorporated into shredded potato.
  4. Using a measuring cup or scoop – scoop 1/4 cup of the shredded potato mixture.  Will keep the fritters the same size.
  5. 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.
  6. In a large nonstick pan heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Leave cook on one side until golden brown – will depend on how hot your pan is but typically 3-4 minutes.
  9. Once golden brown on one side – flip gently – then cook until golden brown on the other side.    
  10. 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. 
  11. 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.

Notes:

  • 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.
Peeled shredded sweet potato mixed with flour mixture.
Fritter patties made from the potato/flour/spice mixture. Set aside until ready for frying.

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