Sweet potato fritters/Vegetarian fritters

Flax Powered Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet potato is natures way of making vegetables lovable. It is a bit too starchy when boiled, which was how I used to prepare and eat it earlier. Shredding it and adding some spices is an interesting way to enjoy it.

fritters sweetToday, I went on an outing to three different places. People there were very nice to me. It could be because I behaved well or I talked politely or change in the weather. It could simply be because they are just lovely people. This is Canada you see! I am proud to say that being nice is a Canadian thing! Overall, I had a very good day! Being the International day of happiness, I had every reason to call it a heart warming day.

A few days back, when we had fluffy snow I got out to clean it. Our snowblower could not be cranked up and stood still in the garage like a stubborn boulder. So I used a shovel to push the snow aside. It was fun for a while. Soon my hands were freezing as the temperature was dipping down. I took a short break half way through and went inside for a hot drink and then forgot time. On returning to finish the work, I found my drive-way was cleared up. I guessed one of my friendly neighbours had used his snowblower to complete the task. I did not even know who to thank. So I thanked my stars and everyone in general.

I can go on listing many such acts of generosity and consideration showered upon me. I try to do my best to reciprocate and spread the goodwill. Sometime it is very difficult to match!

When I started writing about sweet potato these are the sweet thoughts that rushed into my mind. Getting back to sweet potato fritters, these are easy to make savoury breakfast. A few fritters with coffee and some fruits will make a hearty breakfast.


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • few coriander leaves
  • salt
  • vegetable oil as needed

1 ingredients

  1. Powder flax seeds in a blender. (You may powder more seeds and take 1 tbsp powder.)
  2. Dissolve flax powder in 2 tbsp water and leave it to soak overnight or for 2 hours until it forms a gooey gel.
  3. Peel skin and grate sweet potato.
  4. Chop onion, jalapeno pepper and garlic into small pieces.
  5. Add chopped coriander leaves, flour and salt.
  6. Mix the right amount of flax gel to make a thick mixture.
  7. Heat a flat skillet or pan and add a little oil.
  8. Take a heaped spoon of mixture and add to the pan and flatten it.
  9. Cook on medium heat until one side is browned.
  10. Flip to the other side, drizzle oil and cook.
  11. Repeat with all patties.

I got 6 fritters with this mixture. Double the ingredients for a dozen fritters. Thin fritters crisp up easily and hold together. Remove seeds of jalapeno pepper if you like to reduce heat. These are very delicious fritters and can be eaten with ketchup if mild and with yogurt if hot.

sweetPowdered flax seeds in water act as a binder to hold all the ingredients in place. These fritters have a lovely sweet potato taste and all other flavours in a balance. Contrary to eggs in fritters, flax seeds do not impart an overwhelming taste or smell.

Sweet potato fritters I normally try any new recipe two or three time before I post it. First, I tried the same recipe using an egg instead of powdered flax seeds a few days back. It had an eggy smell with a spongy texture. All other flavours were drowned in it and sweet potato was not distinct as a main ingredient. Those fritters were thicker and heavier so I had to be careful in lifting them from the skillet. Both vegetarian and egg versions can be satisfying in their own ways.

sweet potato frittersCrispy caramelized sweet potato fritters can be a great addition to any meal. These are delightful when served warm.

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20 Responses to Sweet potato fritters/Vegetarian fritters

  1. Malar says:

    Wohoo…they are so inviting!!!!


  2. coconutcraze says:

    Yes, these fritters are very tasty and easy to make. Sweet and savoury in one dish!


  3. shobha says:

    Very tempting ! The usage of flax seed in fritters is new to me. Thanks for sharing it. Will definitely try it out.


  4. coconutcraze says:

    Flax seed is a vegetarian substitute for eggs. I have used it earlier in my pancake here https://coconutcraze.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/rice-banana-pancakesgluten-free-vegetarian-pancakes/
    Thank you, Shobha!


  5. Jhuls says:

    Wow!! Your fritters look so enticing! I love the use of sweet potatoes. πŸ™‚

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  6. I make a version of sweet potato fritters and we love them, but I am liking the spund of the flax paste in here and the extra spice. Another version to try!

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    • coconutcraze says:

      I found the addition of eggs overpowering so used flax and it worked. I am happy to make my kitchen into a laboratory just for fun! I guess, you have posted your version so I can try that too!


  7. Nancy says:

    These sweet potato fritters look fabulous! The addition of flax seed is new to me and sounds like it is definitely worth a try! LOVE the addition of jalapeno too…it must offer the perfect jolt of spice. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fiesta Friday!

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  8. Tea time here and I am seeing your post.. You shouldn’t do this to me:-) looks super yum

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  9. coconutcraze says:

    No worries! It is a quick recipe. You can get it ready while your tea is brewing! πŸ™‚


  10. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  11. Tracy says:

    Haha yes, Canadians ARE so nice! πŸ˜‰ Love these fritters – thanks so much for sharing at FF!

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  12. Balvinder says:

    That is true Canadians are nice, I realized this more when I visited Australia. These fritters look super yum. My mother in law will certainly love these. When she keeps fasts she mostly eat root vegetables but she can not use salt or grains.


  13. coconutcraze says:

    I always experience a warm welcome at the border when returning to Canada. Feel the delight of returning home to agreeable people with pleasing manners. Love it! πŸ™‚
    These fritters can be made with cashew meal or coconut flour instead of all purpose flour. Oh,salt… I believe, there is no substitute!


  14. Padma says:

    Delicious fritters with my favourite sweet potato:)…Loved the clicks Sridevi:)


  15. coconutcraze says:

    I love to hear from you, Padma! I have miles to go before I shoot better photos and I really admire yours! It is fun to experiment and fall and rise! Thank you for the lovely comment.


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