Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

These fritters are the perfect size. You can eat them as an afternoon snack on their own, or as a side dish to any diner. They're packed with kale, sweet potato, and green onion, making them hearty but not too heavy.

YIELDS

20 small fritters

PREP TIME

20 minutes

COOK TIME

25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

What you need

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes (1 potato cooked and mashed, 3 potatoes raw and grated)
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (125 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp (10 g) kosher salt
  • 1 bunch (5 onions) thinly sliced green onions, white and green divided
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) vegetable oil for mixing, 1 cup (250 ml) for frying
  • half a bunch of kale, chopped finely
  • Sriracha sauce for dipping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

How to prepare

1. Stir grated sweet potatoes into mashed sweet potato. Sprinkle with flour and mix lightly. Add red pepper, salt, white of green onion, eggs, Redpath® Brown Sugar, and kale. Add only ¼ cup of the vegetable oil to this mixture.

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

2. Pour remaining oil into a deep heavy-bottomed pot.The oil should not exceed 1.5" in depth. Heat oil to about 350º F (177º C). Have ready a tray lined with paper towel or a wire rack before you begin frying.

3. Prepare fritters by scooping with a ¼ cup measure, gently flattening with hands.

4. Carefully drop batches into hot oil. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

5. Drain on paper towel or metal rack you set up earlier.

6. If not serving immediately, place onto aluminium foil or wire rack and cover with more aluminium foil at about 170º F (77º C) oven.

7. Garnish with remaining greens of onions and serve with Sriracha sauce (optional).

Kale and Sweet Potato Fritters

CHEF'S TIP

Use caution when frying with hot oil. If you don'’t have a thermometer, dip a wooden utensil such as the top of a wooden spoon or a chopstick into the hot oil until tiny bubbles are attracted to it. This will mean the hot oil is ready.