Sweet Potato Collard Greens Fritters
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup club soda
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and shredded
- 2 handfuls of finely chopped collard greens
- 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- Oil for frying
Set a baking sheet lined with paper towels and preheat your oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Add the club soda, whisking until a smooth batter is formed.
Add the sweet potato, collards, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to the batter and stir to coat.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, working in batches, scoop up batter and drop into the oil. Flatten the centers of the fritters out with a spoon and fry on the first side for 2-4 minutes. Flip and fry on the second side for another 2-4 minutes, until golden brown.
Transfer the fritters from the oil to the wire rack and sprinkle with salt. Keep them warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.