Sweet Potato Parsnip Fritters

Sweet, savory, and crispy—these Sweet Potato Parsnip Fritters make a perfect appetizer or side dish to compliment your favorite proteins. I love serving them with some fresh veggies and this easy Tahini Yogurt Sauce for dipping. 

A hearty mix of shredded sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions create a hash-brown like texture, held together with nutrient-dense eggs and almond flour. Sweet potatoes, particularly the orange variety, are one of the richest sources of beta carotene which supports immune health, as well as insoluble fiber to encourage gut health. Parsnips have a unique nutty and subtle licorice flavor—if you’re not familiar, they look like large white carrots. They’re a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as folate. 

I hope you enjoy!

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD



  • 1 large orange sweet potato
  • 1 medium parsnip
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 4 large pasture-raised eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Avocado oil spray

Tahini Yogurt

  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt, unsweetened (can sub non-dairy yogurt)

Serving Suggestion

  • Persian cucumbers
  • Tomato
  • Kale leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Using a box grater or mandoline, coarsely grate the sweet potato, parsnip, and onion.

3. Transfer into a bowl with pasture-raised eggs, almond flour, sea salt, cumin, and turmeric . Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.

4. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray them with avocado oil. Portion the batter out into fritters using a spoon or ice cream scooper, scoop 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets and press down to flatten, a spatula works well for this.

5. Spray the patties with oil and transfer to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, flip then bake for 20 more minutes.

6. While the fritters are baking make the tahini yogurt. Microplane the garlic into a bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice over and allow the garlic to marinate for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

7. When fritters are crispy and golden, remove from the oven and serve with the tahini yogurt as well as the suggested veggies. Enjoy!

Nutritional analysis per fritter: Calories: 70, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 104mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 3g, Net Carbs: 4g

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