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Senegalese Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters

Senegalese Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters is representative of the Vietnamese population in Senegal. This is African food - Asian style! Great for brunch or party finger food!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Senegalese
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 90kcal


Nuoc Cham Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 finely chopped chillies
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic

Fritter Ingredients:

  • 15 oz. sweet potatoes grated
  • 1 lb. shrimp shelled and finely chopped
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Oil for Frying


  • To make the sauce, combine fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and water in a bowl.
  • Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add chillies and garlic and stir to combine.
  • Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes so that the flavors can develop.
  • To make the fritters, combine sweet potato, shrimp, scallions, fish sauce, black pepper and salt.
  • Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add flour, egg and baking powder.
  • Mix well until thoroughly combined and the batter starts to stick together.
  • Using approximately ½ cup of batter for each fritter, form into 10-12 fritters.
  • Heat a shallow skillet with enough oil for shallow frying, about 1” of oil.
  • Place fritters in the hot oil and cook on medium heat until fritters are golden brown and a little crispy on each side, approximately 4 minutes on each side.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5119IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg