Pan-Fried Green Onion and Sweet Potato Fritters
These Pan-Fried Green Onion and Sweet Potato Fritters are easy to make and crazy delicious! They are topped with a lemon garlic yogurt sauce and actually healthy for you. You will LOVE them!
I'd write a string of hearts all the way across the page to express how much I love these sweet potato fritters, but I'm afraid that will make you think a 6th grader is writing this post. I'll rein myself in with the love via emojis, but I have to tell you I'm big-time crushing over this recipe.
Each of these little sweet potato fritters is crispy on the outside and soft inside, so you get the best of both worlds. I love getting everything I want all at once! Who doesn't though? They are a tiny bit sweet, as sweet potatoes are, but the onion and cheddar mellow that out so the fritters are more savory than you'd think they'd be. They're delicious on their own, but the lemony yogurt on top adds a tanginess that I totally love.
Want to know the second best thing about these sweet potato fritters? They're super quick and easy to make, AND they're healthy. Ok, that was three other awesome things, but I'm lumping them all together.
When I eat food that is healthy AND delicious, I get pretty excited about it. It's that whole best-of-both-worlds thing we were just talking about. Yes, you can have it all. Fist bump!?
Sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They're also a healthy carbohydrate and will help control blood sugar levels.
I love these sweet potato fritters cause they're crazy delicious, but the fact that they're healthy too is a huge bonus.
Go ahead, eat up!
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Sweet Potato Fritters Recipe
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- 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 1 lb
- 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup chopped green onion, plus a few extra for garnish
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Oil, for frying (see notes)
The lemon yogurt
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh is best
- 1 small garlic clove, very finely minced
- Peel the sweet potatoes then grate them using the large holes on your cheese grater. Put them in a large bowl and add the cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.2 medium sweet potatoes, 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese, ¼ cup chopped green onion
- Whisk the eggs with sea salt and pepper and add them to the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Mix everything together well.2 large eggs, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Heat a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add a splash of oil. Take a handful of the sweet potatoes and form it into a fritter – don't worry if it doesn't stick together well. Working in batches, and adding more oil to the pan between batches, fry the fritters in the hot pan for 3-4 minutes per side. Press the tops of the fritters down gently, so they stick together better and adjust the heat if they start to get too brown. Set the cooked patties on a baking sheet in your oven with your oven on to its lowest setting to keep them warm while you pan-fry the rest.
- While the sweet potato fritters are cooking, prepare the lemon yogurt. In a small bowl mix the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and garlic.½ cup plain Greek yogurt, Zest from 1 lemon, 1 small garlic clove, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Serve the sweet potato fritters with the lemon yogurt and some sliced green onions over top.
Came across this recipe and read all the comments. Read the one from Heather about healthiness.If the sodium is 191 mg for one fritter, 4 would be 765mg which if you go by 2400 mg of sodium a day is 33.88 % of dv. Is the 191 correct ? For someone on a low sodium diet this recipe my be a issue.
These are amazing! I didn’t make the yogurt sauce but the fritters are delicious on their own!
These looks so yummy, I’m really excited to make them and sure that my young son would definitely love them. Looking forward for more such delicious recipes in future too.
Delicious!!! And the best part??? All of my kids (ages 8, 6 and 2) loved them (this NEVER happens)!!
That’s fantastic! A total win!!
I thought these were very nice. And healthy- lots of vitamin A and K. We were having a salad meal but needed a bit of carb to give some warmth, color and texture to the plate. Hubby who is not a fan of sweet potatoes like them. Had some left over home made tahini that was already mixed with some yogurt. Added more yogurt and the lemon and it was a very nice topping to the fritters.
I’m so happy to hear it was a hit!
Hi Kristen ! It looks really delicious to me. And I suppose it’s healthy too as it is pan fried and not deep fried. I suppose one can use corn flour to bind the onion and potatoes together, if some are not comfortable with eggs. I suppose some mint leaves on top will surely bring a pinch of surprise taste.
All good ideas!
Look at your website. Cannot print recipe. Cannot add comment as cannot cook it.
Hi Paul. If you’d prefer to print the recipe, there is a print button under the photo in the recipe box. If you click on that a printer-friendly page will open and you can print the recipe without having to print the whole page. Hope that helps!
Healthy?????? SHAME on YOU!!!!!! Please go to the nutrition facts for this recipe. It is a VERY UNHEALTHY side/snack.
I had to double check the nutritional label and now I’m curious. What do you see that you feel is very unhealthy?
Hello from one Kristen to another! These look amazing, but I need to avoid using eggs. What would you recommend as a good binder to substitute for the eggs?
Hello, fellow Kristen!
I haven’t tried making these without egg, so I can’t say for sure. If I were to experiment I’d probably start with a chia egg. Are you familiar with those? It’s basically 1 part ground chia or flax seeds with 3 parts water. You mix it together and let it sit for 15 mins and it turns into a sticky, egg-like substitute.
If you try it I’d love to hear how it works!
Awesome, thanks so much! I’ll give it a try and report back.
This might be a dumb question, but do the sweet potatoes need to be cooked before you peel and grate them? (i.e. in the microwave, boiled, etc.)
Thanks for posting this great recipe!
Not a dumb question at all! Nope, just grate them raw. They will cook when you pan-fry them. 🙂
Hi Kristen. Just came across your beautiful site. Love these sweet potato fritters! Have done sweet potatoes in so many different ways, but not yet in a fritter. They’re definitely on the cards for this week.
Welcome, Di! I hope you like them as much as I do. 🙂
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Thank you so much!!
these look amazing. Does the nutritional data include the yogurt on top? Also the recipe says it makes 12 fritters, 4 to a serving. However the nutritional facts say 4 fritters to a serving.. So I think it should be 12 fritters, 3 servings.
These look incredible Kristen! I must try them asap!!!
Thanks, Justine! They really were so good. 🙂
Mmmm these look SO amazing, the photos are absolutely deadly. I wish I had these right now!!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
Kristen your photography here is amazing! Absolutely love the wooden blue background, and coupled with the fritters and lemon slices it just looks so gorgeously summery. Definitely saving to try – you had me on the quick, healthy and awesome textures <3
Aww Claudia, you’re too sweet! The background board is actually a vinyl print from Ink and Elm. They’re my little secret. 😉
Oh my gawwwsh! They’re so crispy and picture-perfect! And that lemon yogurt just seriously takes all the flavors over the top. 😉 I seriously just need an entire plateful of these fritters in my face right now. 😀
I wish I could bring you a giant plateful right now!
I LOVE sweet potatoes and who doesn’t love a fritter of any sort. This is definitely a recipe I want to make.. Now.
Fritters really are the best, aren’t they?!
Yay for healthy AND delicious food! These fritters look amazing ❤️ I loooove sweet potato so I know I’d totally love these fritters! And the yogurt sauce looks like the perfect pairing ? yum
Thanks, Mel!! 🙂
Yet another food I still need to recreate! Fritters always look so good! Love the savory green onion with the sweet potato!
Yes yes you should! They really were tasty. 🙂
Um, all I can say is 😛 These look INCREDIBLE! <3 <3 <3