Do you love a Crispy Spicy Hash Brown mixed with a Potato Pancake? If you answered yes then you are going to love this Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fritter with curry recipe.
This easy air fryer sweet potato recipe can be made in under 20 minutes.
In my opinion this is the best way to describe them and they are now one of my most favorite Air Fryer Recipes.
I had never made a recipe with curry paste prior to this one and although I do love hot and spicy I chose the Thai Red Curry Paste to be safe since that one is right in the middle of hot and mild for this Curried Sweet Potato Fritter Recipe.
If you're new to Curry Paste like me you can try using a hotter version like Green Thai Curry paste or Thai Yellow Curry paste for a milder flavor. All curry pastes are usually located in the Asian or Indian section of your supermarket.
Check out some of my most popular Weight Watcher friendly side dishes and desserts like the Air Fryer Polenta, Easy Naan Bread , Air Fryer Avocado Fries, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins and my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this super easy air fryer potato fritters recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - A simple and delicious 1 Point Weight Watchers potato fritters recipe, when using one medium sweet potato! Oh and one potato makes about 8 large crispy potato fritters.
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to Make - This healthy potato fritter recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a couple of minutes to prepare.
Kid Friendly - Sweet potato fritters made in an air fryer are a fun and delicious snack that kids would love to make. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a sweet and savory flavor that is sure to please. Making these fritters can be a fun activity for kids to do with their parents, as they get to mix the ingredients together and form the fritters into little patties.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make these healthy homemade Air Fryer potato fritters.
Ingredients needed and substitutions for Air Fryer Potato Fritters
Sweet Potato - For this recipe you can use on one medium Beauregard sweet potato which is the most popular orange potato. Feel free to try the purple aka Garnet as well for a pop of color. You can even use a Russet potato if you want to make a variety of potato fritters.
How to make Air Fried Sweet Potato Fritters
1: Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 Degrees for 5 minutes
2: In a Medium Bowl whisk together the eggs and curry paste.
3: Add in the grated sweet potato and fold in with your hands to coat.
4: Slowly mix in the flour and a pinch of salt and cayenne.
5: Add in the peas
6: Spray the inside of your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Carefully place small mounds ( About ¼ Cup ) of the mixture evenly around the bottom of the basket. Spray the fritters with cooking spray.
7: Cook 4 minutes. Turn the fritters over, spray them with cooking spray, and cook until they begin to brown on the edges, 4 minutes more. If you like them extra crispy you can cook them an extra minute or two on each side.
No, soaking sweet potatoes in water before air frying is not necessary. Sweet potatoes do not contain as much starch as regular white potatoes so you can skip this step for your sweet potato fritters.
Make sure not to overcrowd them in the basket so that there is no moisture build-up and go d air flow in your air fryer basket.
Air fryers work their best by circulating hot air, which originates at the bottom of the fryer. Lining it with aluminum foil can constrict the air flow and your food won't cook properly. If you are going to use aluminum foil in an air fryer, use a small amount in the bottom of the basket, making sure not to cover the food.
- Choose the right sweet potatoes: Look for sweet potatoes that are firm, smooth-skinned, and free from bruises or blemishes. They should also have a deep orange color, which indicates that they are high in beta-caroten.
- Grate the sweet potatoes finely: Grate the sweet potatoes finely using a box grater or food processor. This will ensure that they cook evenly and form a cohesive fritter.
- Squeeze out excess moisture: After grating the sweet potatoes, place them in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess moisture. This will prevent the fritters from becoming soggy.
- Add binding ingredients: To help the fritters hold their shape, add binding ingredients such as flour or breadcrumbs, as well as an egg or egg substitute.
- Season well: Sweet potato fritters can be quite bland without the right seasoning, so be sure to add plenty of salt and pepper, as well as any other spices or herbs you like.
- Preheat the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the fritters. This will ensure that they cook evenly and get crispy on the outside.
- Use cooking spray: To prevent the fritters from sticking to the air fryer basket, spray it lightly with cooking spray before adding the fritters.
- Don't overcrowd the air fryer: Make sure to leave enough space between the fritters in the air fryer basket so that they can cook evenly and get crispy.
- Flip the fritters: Flip the fritters halfway through cooking to ensure that both sides get crispy and golden brown.
- Serve immediately: Sweet potato fritters are best served hot and crispy, so serve them immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
Why Air Fry?
I love my Air Fryer and use it several times a week, it has become a staple in my kitchen. Cooking with an Air Fryer is better for your health, deep fried foods are loaded with fat and calories which can lead to serious health conditions.
With the Air Fryer you only use a couple of sprays of Olive Oil which makes your meals in the Air Fryer much lighter. You will not feel bloated and lethargic after you eat like you would after a greasy burger and fries.
How Long does it take to Air Fry?
Most dishes prepared in the Air Fryer can be prepared in a fraction of the time that they would take in a traditional oven. If you are always on the go and do not have a lot of time to spend cooking than an Air Fryer is perfect for you.
Is an Air Fryer easy to clean?
When you finish cooking in your Air Fryer there is no excess grease to clean up or discard like you would have if were traditionally frying. No oil splatters on the stove or countertops. Just remove your basket and rinse with soap and water easy peasy!
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Easy WW appetizer recipe is only 1 Point on my app for a healthy portion of sweet potato fritters - one sweet potato makes about 8 fritters. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
These tasty little Curried Sweet Potato Fritters are only 1 PP or SP points on Weight Watchers. Serving size is one Fritter, and they are good!
Make them as an appetizer or turn them into a meal. I added a fried egg on top of 2 Fritters with a scoop of Homemade Salsa and had the most amazing 1 point meal.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarts the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
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Is this Recipe Vegan Friendly?
No, but you can make it Vegan Friendly. Just swap the eggs for some Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer.
If you don't have Egg Replacer handy you can use 1 tablespoon of finely ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water to replace one egg or as my amazing Vegan Facebook friend Kelly suggested you can use a ¼ cup of Applesauce to replace one egg. There are a lot of options to try that I am sure would taste delicious!
Can I make this Recipe Gluten Free?
If you are on a restricted diet and are Gluten Sensitive then you can swap the Whole Wheat Flour for King Arthur Gluten Free Flour.Print
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