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Sweet Potato Fritters

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 15-25 mins
  • Yield: Makes 8 fritters (Serves 4) 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet potato fritters with fresh ginger, cinnamon and cayenne.



Sweet Potato Fritters:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and grated
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Yogurt Sriracha Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • ½ tablespoon honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until combined.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet to medium heat. Working in batches, use 2 spoons to scoop and push dollops of the sweet potato mixture into the hot oil, spacing them at least 1 inch apart. Use the back the spoon to slightly flatten each fritter. Cook 2-3 minutes or until the bottom of the fritter is lightly browned, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, until the fritter is set.
  3. Transfer fritters to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, Sriracha and honey.
  5. Serve the fritters with the yogurt Sriracha sauce.


Serving Idea: Serve fritters with over-easy eggs for a quick breakfast.

Prep Tip: Use a food processor or cheese grater to shred the sweet potatoes.


  • Serving Size: 2 fritters
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 245mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg

Keywords: fritters, side dish, sweet potatoes, ginger, cinnamon, vegetarian, vegan