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Sweet Potato Croquettes

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Sweet potato croquettes are made with sweet potatoes and butter and egg, then deep fried.


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes, about 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • fine dry bread crumbs, plain
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • oil for deep frying


Combine mashed sweet potatoes, butter, salt, pepper, and brown sugar; beat until smooth and well blended. Chill thoroughly. Shape chilled mixture into croquettes. Mix slightly beaten egg with water. Dip sweet potato croquettes into crumbs, then into beaten egg mixture, then in crumbs again. Fry in hot deep fat, about 370°, until sweet potato croquettes are golden brown. Drain well. Recipe for sweet potato croquettes serves 4.

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 4 out of 5
""Chill Thoroughly"" -- more like freeze solid!, Member ixris

I'm from PA Dutch country, and I grew up on Sweet Potato Croquettes almost exactly like these. I knew I wanted to try making them for Turkey Day, and was so glad to find a recipe that read similar to what I remembered from growing up. The resultant mashed sweet potatoes at the beginning of this recipe are DELICIOUS. Unfortunately, when I had ""chilled thoroughly"" my potatoes (they'd been in the freezer for a while), the consistency was still like pudding. You can't bread pudding, man. I wound up having to put them in the freezer overnight, dug them out with an ice cream scoop, and have my roommate help me bread them, because if they sat around too long they'd turn back into mush! D: Once they're rolled into croquettes, I'd bread them twice, once fine, once in a coarser breading (we used a single breading of panko crumbs - the texture was awesome! - but the sweet potatoes were trying to eat through them while they waited to fry), just to help them keep their shape if you're planning on frying them a while after you made them. The end result, though, was tasty, delicious, and fun! :) I got lots of compliments on them over Thanksgiving. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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