Sweet Potato Croquettes

Sweet Potato Croquettes
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet potato croquettes are made with sweet potatoes and 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. Combine mashed sweet potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, and brown sugar; beat until smooth and well blended. Chill thoroughly.

  2. Shape chilled mixture into croquettes.

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

  4. Put the fine bread crumbs in another bowl.

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

  6. Fry in hot deep fat, about 370 F, until croquettes are golden brown. Drain well. Serves 4.

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