Potato fritters: you won’t be able to stop at one!

Total time: 30 min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Potato fritters are a delicious snack (or side dish!) that’s easily prepared with mashed potatoes, cheese, parsley, eggs, and salami. They can be cooked in a variety of ways, including in hot oil or an air fryer, to produce a crispy and delicious treat. This recipe is easy to follow and will guide you through the process of making your own potato fritters in no time. It’s also easy to customize the recipe according to your liking, so make sure to check out our tips below. Try this recipe for potato fritters and enjoy the deliciousness of these crunchy snacks!

How to Make Potato Fritters

Grate the boiled potatoes, salami, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to form a batter.

Use a measuring cup to scoop out ¼ cup of batter. Form patties, then fry them in hot oil until golden brown.


Don’t be tempted to use a food processor to mash the sweet potatoes, this might over-process them and make them gluey. Use the large holes on a box grater.

Make sure to use a neutral oil suitable for frying at higher temperatures. Canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, or corn oil will be suitable. Don’t make your oil too hot, otherwise, the potato fritters will burn too quickly. Use a thermometer to heat the oil to about 350°F. Don’t overcrowd the pan, as this might cool the oil down too quickly.

How to Store Potato Fritters

Keep the leftover potato fritters in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer or oven (for crispiness). You can reheat them in the microwave, but they won’t stay as crispy.

Can You Freeze Potato Fritters

Yes, you can! Allow the cooked fritters to cool completely, then freeze them in an airtight container for up to one month.

Can I Make Potato Fritters in the Airfryer?

Yes, you can make these fritters in the Airfryer. Place the flour-coated fritters in the Airfryer basket, and spray with oil. Cook for 15 minutes at 400°F/200°C, turning halfway.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The potato fritters are best served fresh, while they’re hot and crispy.  But if you’re making a large batch, you can keep the fritters warm in the oven at 200°F (100°C). Don’t keep them for too long, as they will start to dry out.

How To Serve Potato Fritters

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

700g/ 2.5 oz
150g/5 oz
100g / 3.5oz
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1/2 tsp
Black pepper
1/2 tsp
All purpose flour
50g (1/2 cup)
3 tbsp


Grate the boiled potatoes into a large mixing bowl.

Grate the salami and cheese into the same bowl.

Add the eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.

Add the flour and parsley, and mix to combine.

Use a ¼ cup to measure out the batter, and form it into patties.

Place some flour on a large, shallow plate. Dust each of the potato fritters with flour.

Fry the potato fritters in hot oil, until golden brown and crispy.

Ready to serve and enjoy!

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