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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Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30 sitting on a bed of baby arugula


Oh That Crispy Goodness…

And so simple. Sweet potatoes shredded with a food processor or box grater, mixed with eggs, chives, sea salt and pepper and then spooned into a hot pan and cooked until crispy and browned.

Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30 garnished with chives

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!

Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30 on blue platter

Serving Suggestions:

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!

Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30 on a platter next to a large bowl of salad


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!

Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30 served with poached eggs and avocado

The recipe:Easy Sweet Potato Fritters-Paleo/Whole 30

What you need:  food processor or box grater, and a good knife! I love these fritters served with my Dairy Free Ranch!

Easy Sweet Potato Fritters! Paleo- Whole 30
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Only five ingredients and two are salt and pepper!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, Paleo recipes, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 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
  1. 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
  2. Line a colander with two layers of paper towels and set in sink
  3. Peel potatoes, use a food processor or box grater to grate
  4. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with sea salt and toss, pour into colander and allow to sit for 10 minutes
  5. while potatoes sit, whisk eggs and chop chives
  6. Use paper towels to squeeze out and excess moisture from potatoes and place in a large bowl
  7. Add whisked eggs, chives and pepper mixing until well combined
  8. Place a pan on medium/high heat for two minutes
  9. When pan is very hot add oil or ghee, allow oil to get hot but not smoking
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. If cooking in batches, try to remove any bits of potatoes that broke off and add more oil to pan before adding second batch
  13. When potatoes are done, serve alone, with ketchup or with my homemade ranch dressing!

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