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Sweet Potato Patties Recipe

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Sweet potato patties are the perfect side dish for any meal. Whether you’re enjoying a family dinner or preparing for a special occasion, you’ll want to add these to the menu.

Easy Side Dish

Sweet potato patties with vanilla yogurt and pecans

Sweet potatoes are not only delicious and nutritious, but they’re also an easy side dish to prepare in a variety of ways. 

You can make honey roasted sweet potatoes, cook them in a sweet potato casserole, slice them thin for sweet potato chips, or simply leave them in their jackets and eat them plain.

Although some people think they have to wait until the holidays to enjoy sweet potatoes, you can actually have them with any meal. 

Sweet Potato Patties Ingredients

You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry and fridge. Even if you don’t, they’re all readily available items you can find in any grocery store.

Sweet potato

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make sweet potato patties:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey (more if you want them sweeter)
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Dash of salt
honey, butter, pumpkin pie spice, egg, almond flour, and salt

How to Make Sweet Potato Patties

First, in a medium-size bowl, mash the baked sweet potatoes. You can use a potato masher, fork, or mixer.

This time, I just used a fork because that’s what was closest to me at the moment.

Secondly, add the egg, flour, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to the sweet potatoes. Just pour them all in with the mashed sweet potatoes.

Then, stir until well mixed. Again, you can use whatever you have on hand. I continued stirring with the fork.

Now, put the butter in the center of a skillet and turn the heat on medium-high. Swirl the skillet around until the entire bottom of it is coated with melted butter.

melted butter in a skillet

Make 5 or 6 balls with scoops of the sweet potato mixture.

They don’t have to be perfect. In fact, it’s hard to keep them perfectly shaped when you get to the next step.

Scoops of the mixture in a skillet

Put them into the skillet and press down with the back of a spatula until they are about 1/2 inch thick.

If you can’t get them flat enough with the spatula, go ahead and gently press them down with your fingertips.

Mashing the balls of mixture with a spatula

Fry them for about 60 seconds. Flip them and fry the other side for 60 seconds. They cook quickly, so keep a close eye on them.

Finally, remove them from the skillet. Serve hot.

You can top them or leave them plain. I like to put a little bit of vanilla yogurt on mine and then add a few pecans for some extra crunch.

If you want to print this recipe, please scroll to the bottom of this page where I’ve added a printable recipe card.

Are Sweet Potatoes Good for You?

Sweet potatoes are nutritious and should be included in a healthy diet. According to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, in an article on Health.com, they’re an excellent source of vitamins A and C. 

They help support your immune system and provide defense against colds and flu. They are also good for your skin, vision, and organs.

Due to the high fiber content in sweet potatoes, Sass claims that they are also a slow burning starch. That means that they won’t spike your insulin levels, which is especially good for diabetics.

Ways to Serve Sweet Potato Patties

As I mentioned, I like them with yogurt and pecans. You can also top them with whipped cream, marshmallows, or sprinkled cinnamon.

I’ve even been known to have sweet potatoes for dessert with a dollop of ice cream on top. This is your recipe, so do what makes you and your family happy.

More Side Dish Recipes

I like to have a variety of side dish recipes to keep things interesting around here. We eat all sorts of potatoes and vegetables in a lot of different ways.

This garlic zucchini parmesan recipe is packed with flavor and goes with almost anything. It takes any meal from boring to fun and flavorful.

Another delicious side dish your family will love is this creamed spinach. Even people who don’t typically enjoy spinach like this one.

These buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes are so delicious they don’t even need gravy. Don’t be surprised when your family asks for seconds … or even thirds.

Bowl of mashed sweet potatoes above plates of sweet potato patties

Delicious Desserts

My husband has a sweet tooth, so I got in the habit of making dessert a couple of times a week. He loves these yummy chocolate caramel pecan bars.

If you like a comforting dessert, you need to try this yummy bread pudding from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. You can always count on her to serve up something delicious!

Another dessert we like around here is this creamy no-bake cherry lime pie. It’s refreshing, and it satisfies your sweet tooth with a delicate balance of flavors.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday, Meal Plan Monday, and Weekend Potluck.

Yield: 6 patties

Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet potato patties with yogurt and pecans

Sweet potato patties add a delicious blend of flavors to any meal!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, baked
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mash the baked sweet potatoes.
  2. Add the egg, flour, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to the sweet potatoes.
  3. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Put the butter in the center of a skillet and turn the heat on medium-high. Swirl the skillet around until the entire bottom of it is coated with melted butter.
  5. Make 5 or 6 balls with scoops of the sweet potato mixture. 
  6. Put them into the skillet and press down with the back of a spatula until they are about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Fry them for about 60 seconds. Flip them and fry the other side for 60 seconds.
  8. Remove them from the skillet. Serve hot.

Notes

You can add a dollop of plain or vanilla yogurt on top, add marshmallows and toast them, or serve them plain.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 36mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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