Potato Fritters

Potato Fritters

5 from 2 votes
Serve these delicious potato fritters with sour cream, salsa, or any other dipping sauce for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Versatile, tasty, and a great after school snack for the kids.
Potato Fritters

These potato fritters are a crowd-pleaser that are simple to make and even simpler to eat, whether served as a side dish or as a main course.   

I love making these potato fritters and my kids love eating them. They are great to make as a snack for when they come back from school. 

For the best potato fritters, you need to make sure that you use the right potatoes. There are two types of potatoes, floury potatoes and waxy potatoes.   

Floury potatoes are low in water content and have a high starch content. This leads to a dry, fluffy cooked texture. They fry really well, as the low sugar levels means that they don’t become too brown.  

When floury potatoes are cooked, these will give your fritters a fluffy texture on the interior and a crispy exterior.   

In the UK, the best options to use are King Edward or Maris piper. I always use Maris piper and they are great. Outside of the UK, good options are Russet or Yukon Gold.  

It is very important that you finely grate the potatoes so that they cook evenly and do not fall apart in the oil. 

After grating the potatoes, use a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. This keeps the fritters from becoming too liquid and helps them maintain their shape.  

The spices I have used in this recipe are incredibly simple, consisting of only salt and black pepper. As the seasonings is very simple, the potato mixture needs to be generously seasoned, or else the potato fritters will be too bland.  

You can adjust these seasonings to suit your personal taste. Garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika are all good choices. 

Add a beaten egg and a tiny amount of plain flour or cornflour to the batter to act as a binding agent. This will help the fritters keep their shape when frying and keep them from falling apart.   

Once the mixture has been prepared, heat some oil in a skillet pan over medium-high heat until hot. I like to use a spoon to ensure that I get an even mixture each time.   

After you’ve added the mixture into the oil, quickly use a spatula to flatten it to form the fritter.   

Cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping only once, then transfer to a dish lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.   

These potato fritters are versatile and can be served with sour cream, salsa, or your favourite dipping sauce. Personally, I love to dip them into chutney for a spicy kick in the tastebuds. 

However, you choose to enjoy this delicious snack, they are a great addition to any meal of the day. 

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Potato Fritters

Potato Fritters

by Nabeela Kauser
Serve these delicious potato fritters with sour cream, salsa, or any other dipping sauce for a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Versatile, tasty, and a great after school snack for the kids.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sides, Snack
Cuisine British, Western
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal



  • Grate the peeled potatoes and transfer them to a clean tea towel. Squeeze the towel to remove any excess liquid.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, flour, baking powder, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix the ingredients well.
  • Heat enough vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the potato mixture and drop it into the pan, then flatten each fritter slightly with a spatula.
  • Fry the fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side until they become golden brown and crispy.
  • Once done, remove the fritters from the pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve the potato fritters hot as a side dish or with your preferred dipping sauce.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 712mgPotassium: 595mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 27mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Finger Food, Food, Kids Snacks, Potato, Recipe
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