Crispy Sweet Potato Patties {topped with a fried egg}

by Lauren


These little guys are dangerous yet to die for. I’m pretty sure Chris swooped in and ate at least half of them before the rest were even finished cooking.

Actually I’m positive he did, at least he offered me the occasional bite as I continued flippin’ patties.


We whipped them up for a [very] late New Years Day breakfast. I tried to call Chrissy from my bed upstairs to order room service but was swiftly shot down up on requesting lobster hash.

I didn’t think that was such a crazy request but she had no problem informing me that the LYK was fresh out of lobster that morning.


These are seriously so simple to make. Grate the potatoes, squeeeeeze all the liquid out of the shreds, grate the onion, mix it up with an egg and some flour then fry it up!

Chris’s mom provided us with a hefty jug of vegetable oil a while back so I took it upon myself to test out my frying skills. Not too shabby, after the 5th patty.

I had to sweetly inform Chris, as a patty was half way into his mouth, that he can’t eat the pretty ones because they were for photos. Close call…


Crispy Sweet Potato Patties {topped with a fried egg}


1 large sweet potato, grated

1/2 small onion, grated

1 clove garlic, minced or grated

1 tablespoon flour

1 egg, beaten

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Green onion, thinly sliced for garnish

Canola or vegetable oil, for frying


Place shredded sweet potato in a bowl of cold water, drain completely and thoroughly dry the potatoes. 2 tablespoons of oil in a cast iron skillet. Combine sweet potato, onion, garlic, flour, egg, salt and pepper.

Form small balls (1-2 tablespoons) and squeeze any remaining liquid out of potatoes. Flatten completely and place in cast iron skillet (it should sizzle!). Fry 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Place on flattened paper bags to cool while

Crack egg in small non stick skillet and cook covered for about 2 minutes. Repeat with as many eggs as needed.


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4 Comments to “Crispy Sweet Potato Patties {topped with a fried egg}”

  1. Great idea – sounds so good with the fried egg.! Do you peel the potato before grating it?

  2. Lauren

    You can peel it or not, either way will work!

  3. I have a box of Costco sweet potatoes so I’m all over this! I’ll e-mail the recipe to my hubby and then try your trick of just calling him when I wake up this weekend (presuming he’s already up) so he can make it for me!

  4. This reminds me that I need to get some sweet potatoes!