This Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters are the best choice for your weekend back-to-back football marathon or for your backyard bbq party. They’re super easy and fast to make, and not to mention they taste delicious and will keep your stomach full for a while.

Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters

Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters

Crunchy fritters are the perfect snack for any football tailgate or everyday craving
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium sweet potato thinly sliced into stripes
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 1 c AP Flour
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c beer
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 dash salt
  • few ice cubes
  • vegetable oil as needed
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Making the batter: mix together flour, salt, turmeric, egg, beer and corn starch in a medium bowl. Set aside and let the batter sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large pot, heat enough oil to deep fry fritters (recommend to fill the pot half way with oil)
  • When oil is ready, put half hand full of sweet potato into batter then carefully transfer the mixture to oil pot. Try to spread out sweet potato mixture into a nice round base for your fritter.
  • When oil is ready, put half hand full of sweet potato into batter then carefully transfer the mixture to oil pot. Try to spread out sweet potato mixture into a nice round base for your fritter.
  • Use a sieve to pick up flour batter formed in the oil
  • Wait about 1 to 2 minutes or until the sweet potato base are bound together, then carefully put one shrimp on top.
  • When the base start to turn golden brown, use a spoon to turn the whole fritter upside down and fry for another 3-5 minutes
  • Then transfer the whole fritter to a pan lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil and cool down.
    After 5 minutes, serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce. You can also garnish them with cilantro before serving.
Keyword canape, fritters, Sweet potato