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Sweet Potato Fritters with Herb Dip

Sometimes healthy can still be a little fun, too, and we prove that with these sweet potato fritters. Yeah, they’re fried, and that’s okay! The sweet and salty mixed with the fresh and creamy of the herb dip is the perfect just-a-little-guilty snack or appetizer!

Sweet Potato Fritters with Herb Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled; cooked and mashed
  • Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup white wheat flour

For Herbed Sour Cream Dip:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper: to taste


For Sweet Potato Fritters:

  • 1. In a deep heavy-bottomed pot, fitted with a deep-frying thermometer, heat about 3-inches of oil to 365º F.
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand-held mixer, combine mashed potatoes, ricotta, and sugar, season to taste with salt and pepper, until smooth. Gradually, fold in the flour, until just combined.
  • 3. Working in batches, drop heaping teaspoons of the batter into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, turning as needed to brown evenly, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove fritters from the hot oil using a wire strainer. Drain on paper towels and season with a pinch of salt.
  • 4. Serve with Herbed Sour Cream Dip.

For Herbed Sour Cream Dip:

  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the herb dip together until smooth. Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, until ready to serve.


Be sure the oil reaches 365ºF between batches.
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  • Reply
    Antri C. | Beauty Blogger & Reviewer
    April 3, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Brilliant!! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, because I have few sweet potatoes and I didn’t knew – before – what recipe to make ??

  • Reply
    Rose smith
    April 4, 2018 at 3:04 am

    I love sweet potato so much; thanks for sharing my favorite combination flavour recipes.

  • Reply
    Rhonda @ Change In Seconds
    April 4, 2018 at 8:25 am

    On my list to try this week!

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