Eastern Cape Spiced Sweet Potato & Apple Fritters…

Eastern Cape Spiced Sweet Potato & Apple Fritters.

These South African apple fritters are utterly sensational! They’re served with a salted peanut butter sauce for added scrumminess.

How To Make Eastern Cape Spiced Sweet Potato & Apple Fritters:

Preparation: 20 minutesCooking time: 25 minutes

Serves 6


  • 300g sweet potato, peeled, cored and diced 
  • 150g plain flour 
  • 2 tsp cornflour 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 250ml milk 
  • 4 South African Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced into rings 
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying 
  • 2tbsp caster sugar mixed with 1/2tsp ground cinnamon, for sprinkling 


  • 30g peanut butter powder 
  • 30g light muscovado sugar 
  • 30g butter 
  • 60g golden syrup

How To Make:

1 Cook the sweet potato chunks in lightly salted boiling water until tender.

Cool, then put them into a blender with the flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt and milk to give the consistency of thick double cream.

2 Pour vegetable oil into a large saucepan or wok to a depth of 4-5cm.

Heat, then check that it’s hot enough by adding a small cube of bread – it should sizzle and brown.

3 Dip the apple slices in the batter and cook them in the hot oil in batches, about 2 or 3 at a time, until golden brown.

Drain on kitchen paper.

4 For the sauce, put the peanut butter powder, sugar, butter and syrup into a saucepan.

Heat gently, stirring until smooth.

Add a little hot water to thin the consistency.

Serve the fritters, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a little sauce.

Cook’s tip: Find peanut butter powder in health food shops and most supermarkets. Otherwise, use 60g smooth peanut butter.

This campaign is run by HORTGRO, the industry association representing South African fruit growers.

Recipe and images courtesy of South African Fruit.

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