This post is an updated post with new photos, as these sweet potato and apple fritters are still a major favourite! Since remaking these this morning, both kids have had 3 each. I don’t like my chances of saving any for lunches next week.
Fritters are a favourite at Kidgredients HQ. Both kids eat them, regardless of their contents! These sweet potato and apple fritters were winners! The first time I made them I made them gluten free by mistake (I pulled the wrong flour from the cupboard). And they were delish. So much so that Miss 4 demanded them for her preschool lunch. Properly demanded, with threats attached “if you don’t give me those fritters, I won’t go to preschool” (I always react to threats that involve non-attendance at preschool).
Anyway, it turned out they really were quite yummy cold, as I experienced when I forget to heat them up at dinner time. Obviously it had been a great week. Anyway, they are yummy! Don’t read this thinking I’m crazy because I’ve combined apple and sweet potato. It makes them so tasty, savoury, but simultaneously sweet. Thinking back I remember now that apple and sweet potato was a favourite combo for miss 4 when she was a bub and eating puree. So it was already established as a winner.
I tried frying these in coconut oil, but it wasn’t quite right, so if you can, stick to olive oil. They could possibly be baked, but I’ll leave that up to you to play around with. The sage really adds to the flavour in these and as you can see there is no salt etc, so please use the sage!
These freeze really well and will defrost overnight in the fridge in time for lunches or would defrost by lunchtime if left in the lunchbox. These are the perfect side for meat and three veg meals too, so maybe make a double batch if you want to have them handy.
Sweet potato and apple fritters
Yield 20 fritters
These delicious sweet potato and apple fritters are perfect for a dinner side or even in the lunchbox. Freezer friendly, kid friendly and super yummy.
- 500 grams sweet potato, peeled, diced and cooked until mashable
- 2 large apples, grated
- 1 egg
- 1 cup self raising flour
- OR: GLUTEN FREE? 1⅓ cups quinoa flour
- Olive oil for frying
- ½ tsp ground sage
- Grate the apple into the mashed sweet potato.
- Add the sage, flour and egg.
- Mix to combine well.
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Fry tablespoonfuls of the mixture over medium- high heat until golden.
- Serve hot or cold.
Perfect for freezing for lunchboxes!
Cuisine modern australian