In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients; stir in sweet potatoes. Whisk together buttermilk and eggs. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a deep cast-iron skillet. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F. Drop batter, in batches, by rounded tablespoonful’s into hot oil, and fry 1 ½ minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain fritters well on paper towels, and serve immediately with peanut dipping sauce.
Peanut Dipping Sauce
Process the first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down the side. With the processor running, add ¼ cup water in a slow steady stream through the food chute, and process mixture until smooth.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories from Fat: 38
Trans fats: 0