These little sweet potato maple bacon fritters are my happiest culinary mistake ever. I originally intended to bread them and fry them as bigger croquettes, but when I tried to bread the first one it just fell apart. It was time to regroup and rethink what I wanted to do with all of the croquette filling I had made. I worked so hard to make it and there was no way I was wasting it!
Once they had drained and cooled just a bit, I served them immediately. Anything that is deep fried is really best right out of the fryer, but there is away to make them a little ahead of time. Transfer them to a lined baking sheet, then put them into a 300 degree oven to keep them hot and as crispy as possible until you are ready to serve them. These sweet potato maple bacon fritters just had such incredible flavor. There was the sweetness of the maple syrup and brown sugar, then the savory bacon and smokey paprika. They will wow anyone you serve them to. Hubby went absolutely bonkers for them! My culinary disaster turned into treasure and I was so excited about them. Hope you all love them too!