Sweet Potato Fritters

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These crispy Sweet Potato Fritters are super easy to make at a campsite and perfect for either lunch or dinner!

Sweet potato fritters in a rectangular serving dish

Few things are as irresistible as fried potatoes—and these sweet potato fritters are no exception. Perfectly browned with crispy edges, these pan-fried fritters are a guaranteed hit for campers of all ages!

To make the batter, all you need to do is shred a sweet potato, chop a few green onions, and combine with an egg, flour, and spices. After that, heat up some oil in a cast iron skillet and pan fry until golden brown.

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Ingredients for sweet potato fritters


Sweet potatoes: We love the sweet, slightly nutty flavor of sweet potatoes, which pairs perfectly with the chipotle mayo.

Green Onions: Also known as scallions, green onions are great for adding an onion-y bite without needing to be completely cooked.

Egg: The binder that makes the whole thing possible. Use Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer for a vegan substitute.

Flour: Enough to hold the fritter together, but not too much to make these fritters feel “cakey”.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder helps round out the sweet and savory flavor profile of these fritters.

Chipotle Mayo: You can use a store-bought version or make your own using ground chipotle powder & mayo (see recipe card). Or, try this dipping sauce for a different twist!

Two sweet potato fritters on a silver plate

How to Make Sweet Potato Fritters

Make the Batter

The first step is to shred your sweet potato (or potatoes) using the large holes on a box grater. Sweet potatoes come in a wide range of sizes, so go off the cup measurement we have listed in the recipe card below.

After that roughly chop the green parts of the green onions.

Steps to make batter for sweet potato fritters

In a large bowl, thoroughly beat an egg using a fork. Add the sweet potatoes, green onions, garlic powder, and salt. Mix until all of the sweet potatoes are coated with the egg.

Note: It will initially look like there isn’t enough moisture, that maybe you should add another egg. Resist the urge! The sweet potatoes will give up a lot of moisture once they are combined with the salt.

Finally, mix in the flour. Be thorough with your mixing, make sure there are no pockets of dry flour.

Frying three fritters in a cast iron pan

Frying the Fritters

Using a large cast iron skillet, we used our 12” inch Lodge, heat about 1/2 cup of neutral oil (vegetable, corn, peanut, sunflower) over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, dollop about 1/3 cup worth of batter (per fritter) into the skillet. You want your fritters to be relatively thin to ensure the middle cooks properly, so press gently on them with a spatula to flatten them out.

The best way to know when the fritters are ready to flip is by taking a peek underneath. The edges should be crispy and the bottom should look golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side.

Once they are done, we like to move them to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any residual oil that might be on them.

Making chipotle mayo in a small bowl

Making the Chipotle Mayo Dip

Mix the mayo with chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and voila—an amazing smokey, spicy dipping sauce that pairs perfectly with the sweet potatoes.

This dip tastes best with cold mayo, so even if you’re starting with an unopened jar, make sure to store it in your cooler.

Two sweet potato fritters on a silver plate.
Sweet potato fritters in a rectangular serving dish

Sweet Potato Fritters with Chipotle Mayo

These crispy Sweet Potato Fritters paired with chipotle mayo are a super easy to make and are perfect for either lunch or dinner!
Author: Fresh Off The Grid
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
6 fritters



  • 1 medium sweet potato (or 2 small), 3 cups shredded
  • ½ cup scallions
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup oil, for frying
  • cup Chipotle Mayo, store bought, or recipe as follows

Chipotle Mayo


  • Heat a thin layer of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • While the oil comes up to temperature, shred the sweet potato using the large holes on a box grater, and chop the scallions. Mix the veggies together with the beaten egg, flour, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.
  • Place ⅓ cup dollops of batter into the hot oil and press to flatten using a fork or spatula. Cook on one side until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and brown the other side for 2-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the remaining batter.
  • To make the Chipotle Mayo, mix the mayo, chipotle powder, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Serve hot with a dollop of chipotle mayo and more sliced scallions to garnish.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Serving: 1of 6 fritters | Calories: 243kcal

*Nutrition is an estimate based on information provided by a third-party nutrition calculator

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