My love affair with sweet potatoes has not lost it’s spark. In fact, I am swooning over these Easy Sweet Potato Fritters! They are crispy, simple to prep, quick to cook and are Paleo and Whole 30 compliant. Be still my heart!
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Oh That Crispy Goodness…
Kids Love Them Too!
I made these for my 2 year old grand daughter a few nights ago and she gobbled them up. Nothing is more rewarding than when kids love to eat healthy food. She dipped them in ketchup (because she’s obsessed). I dip mine in a dairy free ranch dressing!
These fritters are fantastic alone, or served alongside eggs for breakfast, but I also love them as a side dish to my Chopped Chicken Salad and Homemade Dairy Free Ranch!
And if you want to get really fancy, top them with poached eggs and blender hollandaise sauce for an Easy Paleo/Whole 30 Eggs Benedict!
The recipe:Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30
Only five ingredients and two are salt and pepper!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and grated (approx 4-5 cups)
- 2 Tablespoons chives chopped
- 2 large eggs whisked
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- A few turns freshly ground pepper
- 2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or ghee
You can cook these in batches or use two pans. If cooking in batches you will need to carefully wipe pan clean with paper towel and add more olive oil in between batches
Line a colander with two layers of paper towels and set in sink
Peel potatoes, use a food processor or box grater to grate
Sprinkle sweet potatoes with sea salt and toss, pour into colander and allow to sit for 10 minutes
while potatoes sit, whisk eggs and chop chives
Use paper towels to squeeze out and excess moisture from potatoes and place in a large bowl
Add whisked eggs, chives and pepper mixing until well combined
Place a pan on medium/high heat for two minutes
When pan is very hot add oil or ghee, allow oil to get hot but not smoking
Add sweet potatoes to pan by the large spoonful (2-3 tablespoons) and use the back of the spoon to spread grated potatoes into a circle (try to keep fritters about a 1/4 inch thick, if they are too thin they will fall apart)
Cook 4 minutes or so until the first side is browned, pressing with a spatula here and there, then gently turn fritters over to cook second side, turning down heat if necessary
If cooking in batches, try to remove any bits of potatoes that broke off and add more oil to pan before adding second batch
When potatoes are done, serve alone, with ketchup or with my homemade ranch dressing!