A Simple Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe from South Africa

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by MarraMamba

Found on big oven, posted for ZWT

Top Review by Bellinda

They tasted pretty good. But the mixture wouldn't hold together. I think next time I would have to leave them in the water longer. I didn't deep fry but only pan fry them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 inches of oil in a heavy saucepan or fryer to 375 degrees. Grate the sweet potatoes into medium-sized bowl, cover them with boiling water, and let them stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain off the water and slowly add the remaining ingredients, stirring to make sure that they are well mixed. You should have a thickish paste that will hold its shape when picked up in a tablespoon. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit of warm water. If it is too thin, add a bit more flour.
  3. Drop the mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, into the hot oil and cook the fritters for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they float to the surface, turning them once to make sure that they are slightly browned on each side.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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