Sweet Potato-and-Ham Fritters

Sweet Potato-and-Ham Fritters
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 pound ham, chopped
  • 5 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus 1/3 cup leaves
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 ribs celery, thinly sliced, plus 1/2 cup celery leaves


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees . Place a rack on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes, ham, scallions, chopped parsley and flour; season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with 1 teaspoon mustard. Stir the egg mixture into the sweet potato mixture.

In a large, heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Working two at a time, add 1/3-cup mounds of sweet potato mixture, flattening into rounds. Lower the heat to medium and cook until golden, 3 minutes on each side; transfer to the baking sheet to keep warm. Add 2 tablespoons oil between batches.

In a bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and remaining 2 teaspoons mustard. Add the parsley leaves, celery and celery leaves and toss to dress; season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with the warm fritters.