Sweet Potato Fritters with Lemon Tahini Sauce

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This recipe for sweet potato fritters can be serve with Lemon Tahini Sauce or with a Cinnamon Honey Dip. Either way, making this recipe is a great way to experience the culture and flavor of Chad!

Straight up, I’m gonna tell you the truth. Finding food to make from Chad was HARD. I don’t know anybody from Chad; I couldn’t find any books on Chad; I barely could find any information ONLINE about the food of Chad.

When I began researching the food of Chad, I found quite a few recipes for sweet potato fritters. But… none of them explained WHY they are popular in Chad. I can’t find any information, any background, any history into why sweet potato fritters are such a popular recipe that appears for Chad.

I wish I could give you more information on Chad-specific potatoes, but I can’t 🙁 If anyone knows anything about the Chadian experience with fritters, please comment and let me know!

sweet potato fritters with dip

What Are Sweet Potato Fritters?

Oh not much, just one of my favorite side dishes ever!!! In this recipe, sweet potatoes are shredded and then fried to make a beautiful, vaguely tater-tot like snack! You can dip your sweet potato fritters in a honey cinnamon dip or in lemon tahini dressing. Both options are available in the recipe card below. 

What Ingredients Are in This Recipe?

For the Sweet Potato Fritters  

Sweet Potatoes 
Eggs
Cinnamon
Flour
Plain breadcrumbs 
Sunflower oil for frying 

For the Lemon Tahini Dip

Tahini 
Lemon juice
Water
Salt
½ tsp Za’atar 

For the Cinnamon Honey Dip

Mayonnaise
Cinnamon 
Honey

How to Make Sweet Potato Fritters

Grate your sweet potatoes on the medium setting…. Not super fine, but not very thick.

Combine the rest of the sweet potato ingredients in a bowl. 

Heat the oil in a frying pan on the stove (I know that my oil is ready when a chopstick inserted in the oil forms bubbles around the wood). 

Use your hands to form the sweet potato combination into balls, and then press between your palms to flatten. 

Fry until browned on each side and cooked through. 

For each of the dip recipes, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy! 

If you liked this appetizer recipe from Chad, make sure to check out my other international appetizers, listed here: 

If you make my recipe, don’t forget to share a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag @TheForeignFork and #TheForeignFork. 

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Sweet Potato Fritters with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine chad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Fritters

  • 2 sweet potatoes on the small side peeled and shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ Cinnamon
  • ¼ Flour
  • ¼ normal breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper

Lemon Tahini Dip

  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp za’atar

Honey Cinnamon Dip

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Peel your potatoes and then grate them on the medium setting…. Not super fine, but not very thick.
  2. Combine the rest of the sweet potato ingredients except for the oil in a bowl and mix.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan on the stove (I know that my oil is ready when a chopstick inserted in the oil forms bubbles around the wood).
  4. Use your hands to form the sweet potato combination into balls, and then press between your palms to flatten.
  5. Fry until browned on each side and cooked through, flipping halfway through.
  6. For each of the dip recipes, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy!
  7. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you think!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork for educational or personal use only. 


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  1. 5 stars
    These look amazing!! I’m definitely making this recipe the next time I have friends over. Love the images and how simple recipes like this are. Thank you!!

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