Sweet Potato Fritters - Ntomo Krakro

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Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

I discovered this South African recipe on the www.funkymunky.co.za/african.html site Chef Zee recommended. I'm posting it for the World Tour, and haven't tried it yet myself, but it looks delicious. I modified it slightly. Serve these hot with meat or fish stew (called potjie in South Africa).

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  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • water (enough to thin the mixture into a fairly soft dough) or milk (enough to thin the mixture into a fairly soft dough)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • breadcrumbs, for coating
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Peel and boil sweet potatoes until tender. Mash them well.
  2. Beat eggs and add them to the sweet potatoes along with the flour, butter, salt, and enough water or milk to thin the consistency into a soft dough.
  3. Shape mixture into flat round cakes, dip first in the beaten eggs, and then coat with the breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  5. Drain well and serve hot.
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4 5

As a South African I've been making this recipe all my life. In this form it will be quite bland. I want to suggest 3 things. Sweet potato MUST be boiled to very dry. Put some brown suger or honey in for more sweetness - South African food tends to be sweet. then add a bit of grated nutmeg in - it will enhance the taste of the sweet potato. Bon Apetite!

3 5

I wish I had read the first review before making this recipe. I didn't boil the potatoes until dry and had add LOTS of flour. The finished potato cake was a little on the bland side.

4 5

I did follow the advice of reviewer Gusluvfood. I boiled the sweet potato, added some honey and a dash of grated nutmeg. This was yummy! Made for ZWT4 and the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.