Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters

I love love love sweet potatoes, baked, boiled, steamed, roosted it doesnโ€™t matter. I added this recipes in my early days of food blogging (3 years is such a long time), I have revamped it a little since then and itโ€™s high time I share it again. Try it, I promise you will love it.


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 6 shrimps (pre-cooked) โ€“ chopped
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables of choice (I used onion, peppers, mushrooms)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (substitute vegetable oil)


  • Wash and peel the potato
  • Using a hand held grater, grate the potatoes. strain or squeeze the grated potatoes to remove excess water
  • Thoroughly combine the left over ingredients (except the oil) with the potatoes
  • Heat a large griddle or frying pan, add in the oil.
  • Scoop about half a cooking spoon of the mixture into the oil and flatten. Fry on each side until golden. Repeat until all the mixture is fried.

Serve warm. Enjoy!

Note: This can also be prepared with Irish potatoes and unripe (green) plantains.

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By |February 12th, 2014|33 Comments


  1. wayoflifeandlove October 16, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Hi doll, FYI that I absolutely love your blog and you are part of the reason why I love cooking even more now. I love playing around with your recipes and modifying it in my own way. So thank you!

    One thing if I may ask, since I always come here when I prepare my meal plan for the week. Could you please indicate what recipes are fridge/freezer friendly and will still taste great when/if I choose to reheat them mid week. e.g. are the sweet potato fritters reheatable? thank you

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      yeiiiii! I am glad. most meals here are definitely reheatable, that’s the essence of African cooking I think.

  2. Beautiful Grace June 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Mine kept falling apart. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Abbey October 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Found it!

  4. Kofoworola October 9, 2015 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Hi please can I substitute the shrimps with shredded chicken or better still what can i substitute it with. Thanks

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      definitely, you can use cooked shredded chicken.

  5. Tinuolaji January 4, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I made this for breakfast this morning and it was awesome. My son and hubby loved it. Thank you 9jafoodie. Is it possible to bake it, instead of frying to avoid the oil?

  6. Joy December 16, 2014 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Can i use corn flour?

  7. Tolu November 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Can I skip egg?

  8. omoshine October 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Tried your recipe and loved it!

  9. Foodie Gourmet (@foodiegourmet) September 26, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply


    Your delicious recipe has been nominated as one of the “Top 100 Best Potato Fritters Recipes on the Internet”. You can view it and vote for it here: http://potato-recipes.org/best-potato-recipes/best-potato-fritters-recipes-internet/ (position #68).

  10. Vee September 1, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    i tried this recipe, quite yummy, had it for breakfast with mayonaise and honey dip and a cup of ginger tea.

  11. joke July 20, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Can I skip the black pepper andd mushroom

  12. Ehi July 8, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Yummy! Iam such a foodie.i love all your recipes you should open a resturant.

  13. Abi June 1, 2014 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Looks so yummy! Can I make this without flour? Or is the flour absolutely needed?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      y`ou can make it without flour, make sure to remove all residual water from the potatoes though.

  14. Oby May 23, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Hi, pls do you use all of the egg, that is egg white and the yolk together?

  15. Anonymous March 29, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Tried it, loved it!!!!!

  16. olufunmi March 13, 2014 at 5:16 am - Reply

    i am sure i will like it

  17. Nikkisho March 1, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I made this today!!!
    My friends and I loved it! I will upload a picture on instagram tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      yeiiii!!! cant wait for pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. MINDSENCE February 21, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    woooow, i will try it

  19. Cannime February 21, 2014 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Once you start you cant stop eating! I remember when you made it over the summer… I should try this tomorrow! I will send picture!

  20. morzook February 21, 2014 at 5:50 am - Reply

    me likey

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