Seasonal Produce Recipe: Sweet Potato Fritters

These fritters are very easy to make and are great as a side for a meal, or even on their own! Plus, they contain ingredients from great seasonal produce you can buy at your local market.

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Olive oil
1 large sweet potato (about 1 cup mashed)
4 tablespoons melted butter (or butter alternative)
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped chives (reserve 1 tablespoon for sour cream topping)
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen corn


Pre-heat oven to 175 °

1. Score your sweet potato with a knife or fork, and then pop straight in the microwave on high for 6 minutes, or until cooked through.

2. Mash the entire thing, skin and all. The skin adds a nice texture to the fritter and avoids food waste.

3. Add egg, breadcrumbs, flour, salt, and pepper and mix well.

4. Add the chives and corn and mix gently.

5. Shape the mix into balls and shallow fry briefly on both sides.

6. Place fritters into the oven for 15 minutes or until desired texture is achieved.


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2 responses to “Seasonal Produce Recipe: Sweet Potato Fritters

  1. I plan to make them too, but shaping them into “balls” and then browning each side could be a bit difficult. Think I’ll do pattie shapes instead. Ha ha.

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