Spicy Sweet Potato Fritters

Anne Lawton
by Anne Lawton
12 Fritters
21 min

Sweet and spicy sweet potato fritters are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The perfect balance of texture and flavors. Serve these fritters with your favorite dipping sauce for a delicious and healthy side dish or snack.

Store leftover sweet potato fritters in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and freeze them for up to three months. If you love healthy appetizers, give these delicious fritters a try!

Sweet Potato fritters with dip

Made with simple ingredients

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl

Form them into cakes and fry them in a little olive oil.


Spicy Sweet Potato Fritters
Recipe details
  • 12  Fritters
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 6 Minutes Total time: 21 min
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  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 2 to 3)
  • 1 tablespoon Serious Foodie Asian Fusion Sweet and Spicy Rub.
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Serious Foodie Sambal Hot Sauce.

Prepare the ingredients: shred the potatoes, whisk the egg in a small bowl, and measure the flour, Asian Fusion Sweet/Spicy Rub, Sambal sauce, and yogurt.
Place the shredded sweet potatoes, cinnamon, spicy dry rub, eggs and flour into a large mixing bowl and mix everything together.
Scoop out about ¼ cup of the fritter batter and form it into patties that are about 1 ¾ to 2 inches in size.
Add just enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. Depending on the size of the skillet, this could be 1 to 2 tablespoons.
Once the oil is hot (it will shimmer once it's hot enough), place the fritters into the hot oil in the pan spaced far enough apart so that they don't touch each other.
Cook the fritters in the hot oil until they become golden brown on one side(approximately 3 minutes). Flip them over and cook for 3 minutes longer.
Transfer the cooked fritters to a plate lined with paper towels or parchment paper.
Mix the yogurt and hot sauce together, and serve the fritters with the spicy yogurt sauce on the side.
  • Keep the fritters hot by placing them onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper in the oven at 200 degrees until they are ready to serve.
  • To avoid soggy sweet potato fritters, make sure the oil is hot enough to cook the fritters quickly.
  • Garnish the sweet potato fritters with any combination of sea salt and black pepper, chopped green onion or chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Serve as a side dish with pork, chicken or beef.
Anne Lawton
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