Zucchini & Sweet Potato Fritters with Poached Eggs


Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to eat.  I could eat breakfast foods at every meal of the day.  I LOVE to go out to breakfast. Unfortunately no one else in my house wants to get up and take me.  So, I find myself making breakfast foods for dinner at least a couple of times a month.

This is a recipe I found in one of my clean eating magazines that I adapted to fit our tastes.  The boys loved the zucchini and sweet potato fritters but were not fans of the poached eggs.  I can’t really blame them, they can be a bit slimy.  Next time I make this, I will just scramble their eggs.

Your first step is to peel and grate 8 oz of a sweet potato.  Pretty simple and easy.  I love using my kitchen scale so I can get exact measurements.


The thing to remember when working with zucchini is that it is packed with moisture.  Be sure to squeeze the flesh dry to remove the excess water.  It only takes a minute or two and it will ensure that you get perfectly crisp fritters.  You also don’t have to worry about peeling the zucchini before you grate it.  The peel is where the fiber and antioxidants are.


Mix the zucchini and sweet potatoes with some whole wheat flour or spelt flour, onion, garlic, egg whites and salt and pepper.


Drop 1/4 cup of the mixture into a skillet heated with coconut oil and cook till golden brown.  About 4-5 minutes on each side.


Place the fritters on a baking sheet in a oven to keep warm while you make the rest and poach the eggs (directions below).

And there you have it!  A different and unique breakfast for dinner!  I served mine with some sliced avocado!

Serving Size: 3 Fritters, 1 Egg

Zucchini & Sweet Potato Fritters with Poached Eggs

A sweet and savory fritter topped with poached eggs. A great choice for breakfast or dinner!

15 minPrep Time:

15 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 sweet potato (about 8 oz), peeled and grated
  • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 300*F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Wrapped zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. In a large bowl, mix zucchini, sweet potato and flour till well coated.
  4. Add onion, garlic, 3 egg whites and salt and pepper to taste and combine.
  5. In a large non stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium high.
  6. Drop zucchini mixture by 1/4 cup into the skillet and gently press down.
  7. Cook without turning till browned, about 4-5 minutes. Turn once and cook on the other side till browned.
  8. Arrange cooked fritters on the baking sheet and put in the oven to keep warm.
  9. Repeat with remaining oil and zucchini mixture until gone.
  10. Bring a large shallow sauce pan of water to a very gentle boil and add vinegar.
  11. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl.
  12. Using a spoon, swirl water and gently slip in the egg. Repeat with remaining eggs making sure to keep the water at a gentle boil.
  13. Cook till whites of the eggs are set, about 4 minutes.
  14. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs from the water and place on a paper towel.
  15. Divide fritters and top with eggs.
  16. Pepper and salt to taste.
Recipe Type: Breakfast


Calories: 220 Carbs: 15g Total Fat: 14g Protein: 11g Sugars: 4g Fiber:2g

Containers: 1G 1R 1Y 2T



Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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