Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Similar to hush puppies, this sweet potato fritters recipe is light on the inside and crispy on the outside. Serve with yogurt dip on the side for dunking and prepare to watch them disappear in a flash.

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
35 fritters


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 1/2 cups)

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

  • 1 recipe Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce

Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce

  • 1 6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • salt

  • ground black pepper


  1. In a covered large saucepan cook sweet potatoes in enough boiling water to cover for 12 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain and cool slightly. In a food processor combine sweet potatoes, egg, brown sugar, and butter. Cover and process until smooth. In small bowl stir together flour, bread crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to sweet potato mixture. Cover and process just until combined.

  2. In a deep-fat fryer or large heavy saucepan heat 1 inch oil to 350°F. For each fritter, drop 1 tablespoon of batter into hot oil. Fry, a few at a time, about 2 minutes or until fritters are golden, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce.

Yogurt-Chive Dipping Sauce

  1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, chives, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
2g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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