Imperfect’s Szechuan Five Spice Sweet Potato Fritters



This month, RawSpiceBar has partnered with Imperfect Produce! 1 in 5 fruits and veggies grown in the U.S. go to waste because they don’t meet cosmetic standards. Imperfect works directly with farmers to find a home for this “ugly” produce, through a produce delivery subscription in the Bay Area. And because this produce looks a little funny, their prices are 30-50% less than grocery stores. Sign up to save money, eat healthy, support local farmers, and fight food waste!


Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4-5 people



RawSpiceBar’s Szechuan Five Spice
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, about 1 lb (from Imperfect Produce)
2 eggs, beaten
2 medium carrots, peeled (from Imperfect Produce)
1/2 cup green scallions, diced
Vegetable oil, for cooking
1/3 cup flour (quinoa, wheat, brown rice)
Kosher salt, to taste



  1. Grate sweet potatoes and carrots using a grater. Place in a medium bowl and combine with RawSpiceBar’s Szechuan Five Spice, salt, flour, scallions and eggs. Stir the mixture together with a spatula or wooden spoon until combined.
  2. Add 2 – 3 tbsp of oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, form small patties out of the sweet potato mixture in your hands.
  3. Cook fritters until golden brown, about 2 – 3 minutes, then flip cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer the fritters to a cooling rack.
  4. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture. Serve warm and enjoy!

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