Give your typical roasted sweet potatoes a run for their money with these easy-to-prep fritters that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser no matter what time of day you serve them. They're like latkes but even better since they're only lightly fried in a teensy bit of oil, —hello!—they're topped with avocado.

Sweet Potato Fritters With Avocado Salsa

Recipe by: Ari-Elle
Makes: 2 servings
​Ready in: 15 minutes


1 egg
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, grated, and drained
1 teaspoon olive oil
Sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 avocado, cubed
1 large tomato, cubed
1/2 small lemon, juiced
Handful basil leaves, torn


1. Whisk egg well in a small bowl. Combine with sweet potato, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste, mixing well.

2. In a large pan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Spoon potato mixture 1 heaping tablespoon at a time into pan and pat down into a flat patty about the size of your palm. Cook for 4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.

3. Meanwhile, place avocado and tomato in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over top and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add basil and mix well.

4. Serve fritters topped with salsa

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