Sweet Potato Fritters with Hot Honey Butter

Sweet potatoes, honey, and butter are a classically delicious combination — one that gets even better when the sweet potatoes are shredded and fried. Serve this alongside an entree at dinner, or as the main event at brunch.







Sweet Potato Fritters

  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups peeled and shredded sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Hot Honey Butter Sauce

  • 1 stick (½ cup) Challenge Butter, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons hot sauce (such as Sriracha)


Sweet Potato Fritters

  • 1

    Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir until completely combined. Mix in the sweet potatoes.

  • 2

    Heat ¼-inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. A piece of batter will sizzle immediately when the oil is hot enough. Scoop ¼ cup of mixture onto a greased spatula and use your hand to smash it into a patty. Gently slide the fritter off the spatula and into the oil. Repeat to make enough fritters to fill, but not crowd, the pan.

  • 3

    Cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy, adjusting heat as needed. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Repeat shaping and frying the fritters until all of the mixture has been used. Serve with spicy honey butter sauce.

Hot Honey Butter Sauce

  • 4

    Combine butter, honey and hot sauce in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 15 second intervals, whisking in between, until mixture is smooth and combined. Serve with fritters.

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