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Gingered Sweet-Potato Fritters Recipe

Serves 2


  • 1/2 lb sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying


1. Peel and grate coarse the sweet potato.
2. In a food processor chop fine the grated sweet potato with the gingerroot, the lemon juice, the red pepper flakes, an d the salt, add the egg and the flour, and blend the mixture well.
3. In a large saucepan heat 1 1/2 inches of the oil over moderately high heat to 360F on a deep-fat thermometer, drop tablespoons of the sweet-potato mixture into the oil i n batches, and fry the fritters, turning them, for 2 minutes, or until they are golden.
4. Transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain.
5. Makes about 18 small fritters, serving 2 as an hors d'oeuvre or 9 as an appetizer.


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Main Ingredient:Vegetable / Potato / Sweet Potato
Preparation Method:Fry

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