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Sweet Potato Collard Green Fritters

Batter for Sweet Potato Collard Green Fritters on a plate with dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Collard Green Fritters, for when you want something healthy… but not too healthy. Shredding the sweet potatoes and collards in the food processor makes this recipe come together super quick. Serve with a lemony garlic yogurt sauce on the side!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C club soda
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and shredded in a food processor (you need about 2 cups)
  • 2 handfuls of coarsely chopped collard greens, finely chopped in the food processor (you need about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • oil for frying (enough to come 1/4″ up the sides of a skillet)

Instructions

  1. Set a wire rack inside a baking sheet lined with paper towels and preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Add the club soda, whisking until a smooth batter is formed.
  3. Add the sweet potato, collards, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to the batter and stir to coat.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1/4″ of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, working in batches, use a large cookie scoop or a 1/4 C measuring cup to drop mounds of batter into the oil. Flatten the centers of the fritters out with a spoon and fry on the first side for 2-4 minutes. Flip and fry on the second side for another 2-4 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Transfer the fritters from the oil to the wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Keep them warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. See notes for how to make a lemony garlic dipping sauce to go alongside!

Notes

A lemon/garlic/mayo/yogurt dipping sauce is perfect to serve with these fritters. To make it, combine equal parts Greek yogurt and mayo in bowl, grate in a clove or two of garlic, add a squeeze of lemon juice, and season with a pinch of salt.

Keywords: vegetable fritters, fried collard greens, fried sweet potatoes