Sweet Potato Croquettes

Sweet Potato Croquettes

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
221 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 5g
Calcium 65mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet potato croquettes are made with sweet potatoes, butter, and egg, then deep-fried.


  • 2 cups/4 medium sweet potatoes (mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 package fine dry bread crumbs (plain)
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Oil (for deep frying)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine mashed sweet potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, and brown sugar; beat until smooth and well blended. Chill thoroughly.

  3. Shape chilled mixture into croquettes.

  4. Mix slightly beaten egg with water in a bowl. 

  5. Put the fine bread crumbs in another bowl.

  6. Dip sweet potato croquettes into crumbs, then into the beaten egg mixture, then in crumbs again.

  7. Fry in hot deep fat, about 370 F, until croquettes are golden brown. Drain well.

  8. Serve and enjoy!