Sweet Potato Fritters with Cranberry Relish Recipe

Sweet Potato Fritters #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com

In a matter of minutes, make a plate of lightly-fried fritters you can serve at any time of the day. These sweet potato fritters are similar to potato pancakes or latkes but are fried in just a small bit of oil. Add the tart cranberry relish to balance out the palate. Recipe provided by Franny's Farm.

Sweet Potato Fritters with Cranberry Relish #Recipe | ExploreAsheville.com



  • 5 Tbsp. oil

  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes (shredded and drained)

  • 2 cups sweet corn

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 Tbsp. salt

  • 1 Tbsp. pepper

  • 1 tsp. cayenne (or more, to taste)

  • 2-3 eggs (will vary; use enough to hold mixture together)


  • 1 bag fresh cranberries

  • 2 jalapenos - seeded

  • 2 Tbsp. orange zest

  • juice from 2 oranges

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. pepper

  • Optional: 1-2 Tbsp. honey (to taste)



  1. Mix sweet potato shreds, sweet Corn, cornmeal, salt, pepper, cayenne and eggs in a large bowl.

  2. Form into 3-inch wide patties.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook patties 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.

  4. Place the cooked fritters on a sheet tray in the oven at 250 degrees to keep warm until served.


  1. Put cranberries, jalapenos, orange zest, orange juice, cilantro, salt and pepper into a blender. Add honey to taste, if using.

  2. Blend until chunky.

  3. Refrigerate until service.