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Sweet Potato Balls

No recipe image available.Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, deep-fried and crumb-coated sweet potato balls (also called fritters). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed (hot)
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large beaten egg
Finely crushed bread crumbs or corn flakes
Vegetable Oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sweet potatoes, butter, salt and egg in mixing bowl. Beat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. When cool shape into balls, roll in sifted bread crumbs or finely crushed corn flakes.
  3. Fry in hot oil (365°F to 380°F | 185°C to 190°C) until a golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.


  • You can also add 1/4 cup of chopped, blanched almonds or pecans to sweet potato mixture before shaping into balls.
  • Use your favorite sauce for dipping.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.