Sweet Potato Fritters



  1. Heat the oven to 200 F.
  2. Line an ovenproof plate or baking sheet with paper towels.
  3. Peel and grate the sweet potatoes and squeeze to get 3 packed cups; save the rest for later.
  4. Combine the grated sweet potato, flour, cornmeal, onion, egg, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. If the mixture looks too liquid, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  6. Put 2 inches of oil in a pot over medium heat.
  7. When the oil is hot, drop spoonfuls of the sweet potato mixture into the pot.
  8. Cook, turning them with tongs or a slotted spoon as necessary so they brown on all sides, until they are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Transfer the finished fritters to the paper towel-lined plate and put it in the oven to keep warm while making the rest.
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature, with more salt and pepper.