Sweet Potato Fritters with Smashed Avocado and Salmon

If you're getting a bit tired of eggs, these nutrient-dense fritters are a flavoursome addition to your Sunday brunch!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: International
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian
Author: I Quit Sugar Blog (Guest Contributor: Maggie Beer)


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 200 g salmon fillet cooked and flaked, or smoked, or tinned salmon
  • dill fresh (to serve)
  • 1 lime cut into wedges to serve


  • 400 g sweet potato peeled
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 leaves silverbeet finely chopped
  • 1 sprig spring onion finely chopped
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F / Gas Mark 2
  • To make the fritters, coarsely grate the sweet potato, then place in a bowl and mix in 1 teaspoon sea salt.
  • Stand the sweet potato for 10 minutes, then drain the sweet potato and squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • In a separate bowl, place the chopped silverbeet, spring onion, eggs and coriander.
  • Add the sweet potato, season to taste and mix well.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Working in 2 batches, place 3 tablespoons of mixture for each fritter into the pan and press down with a spatula.
  • Cook on both sides for 2–3 minutes or until golden, then drain on paper towel.
  • Place on a baking tray, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining fritters.
  • Smash the avocado flesh and lime juice in a bowl until smooth. Stir in the olive oil and season to taste.
  • To serve, place 2 fritters on each plate.
  • Top with the smashed avocado, salmon and sprigs of dill or chervil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and serve with lime wedges.


Note: If using fresh salmon, drizzle a little olive oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the fish, skin-side down and cook for 3 minutes or to the point where it will almost burn. Remove the salmon, then quickly wipe out the pan with paper towel, being careful not to burn yourself. Add a drizzle of oil or a bit of butter to the pan, reduce the heat to low–medium and return the salmon to the pan, skin-side up. Cook for 2 minutes, then rest for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the skin, then flake the fish.
Extracted from Maggie’s Recipes for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP $39.99.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Fritters with Smashed Avo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 981mg28%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 15897IU318%
Vitamin B3 5mg25%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Vitamin K 226µg215%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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