Potato and ham fritters: a quick and tasty dish!

Total time: 30 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4-6
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It’s no secret we love fritters. They come in all shapes and sizes, sweet or savory, baked and fried, and can be customized according to your liking! These Ham Fritters are no different! Made with potatoes, eggs, cooked ham, cheese, and onion, they’re not only nutritious but also packed with flavor! It’s a great dish for picky eaters or fussy children and much healthier than chicken nuggets! They make great lunchbox staples too, and are great to have on hand to snack on during the day. Serve the Ham Fritters with your favorite dipping sauce and a side salad. With crispy edges and a tender inside, you’ll love this easy and tasty meal. Read on to see how you can make these delicious Ham Fritters at home and make sure to check out our tips below.

How to Make Ham Fritters

Prepare the potato first. Grate the potato using the coarse side of a box grater. Transfer the grated potato to a large mixing bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine. Drop the spoonsful of the fritter mixture into hot oil and fry until cooked through.

Ham Fritter Variations

To make these fritters vegetarian, omit the ham and use veggies instead. Corn (fresh or frozen) and grated or mashed root vegetables (like carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes) will all work in this recipe. Cauliflower and broccoli will also work well, but they need to be cooked first. Steam until tender, and mash before adding them to the rest of your ingredients. When using leafy greens (like spinach or Swiss chard), you can blanch them, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.



If the ham fritters are falling apart or becoming too soggy, add a bit of flour to thicken the mixture.

To make perfect, equally-sized scoops, you can use a large ice cream scoop.

You can use any other cheese like Swiss cheese, Gruyere, or mozzarella.

To make these Ham fritters gluten-free, you can use almond flour or any gluten-free flour blend.

To prevent greasiness, drain the potato zucchini fritters on a plate lined with a paper towel.

How to Store Ham Fritters

Store the Ham Fritters in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store it in an airtight container, and line it with paper towels to absorb excess moisture.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The Ham Fritters taste best right after they’re fried, but you can make the batter ahead of time. Simply mix together the batter ingredients, cover with plastic wrap, and fry before serving. Take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before frying, this will prevent the oil from cooling down too quickly.

Can I Make Ham Fritters in the Airfryer

To make the fritters in the Airfryer, scoop spoonsful of the fritter batter on a baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes. Then places the batter pieces in the Airfryer basket and air fry at 400°F for 15 minutes, flipping halfway.

To make the fritters in the oven, place spoonsful of the fritter batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the mixture and drizzle with a bit of oil. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C/350°F, until the fritters turn golden brown.

What To Serve With Ham Fritters

Serve these Ham Fritters with ketchup, mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, or ranch dressing. Or for a healthier dipping alternative, try Greek yogurt.


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800g (1.8 lbs)
100g (3.5 oz)
100g (3.5 oz)
50g (1/2 cup)
Extra virgin olive oil


Grate the potatoes and transfer them to the bowl.


Add the eggs, cooked ham, cheese, onion, parsley, pepper, salt, and flour.


Use a spatula to mix the ingredients well.


Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Place spoonsful of the mixture in the pan, flattening it slightly.


Fry the fritters on both sides until they are golden brown.



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