Sweet Potato Pancakes


  • Makes18 servings
Sweet Potato Pancakes

A brilliant variation on regular potato pancakes, this is a great way to get your kids hooked on sweet potatoes.


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • vegetable oil, for frying

  • sour cream, salsa or applesauce for dipping


  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, green onions, eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

  • Pour enough vegetable oil into a large skillet to thickly coat the bottom. Place over medium heat just until a drop of water sizzles when it hits the pan. Add the sweet potato mixture to the hot oil by heaping spoonfuls about 1 in (2 cm) apart. Press each pancake lightly so that it sticks together.

  • Cook about 2 minutes per side, turning over once, until brown and crisp on both sides and the sweet potatoes are tender right through. (Taste one to make sure they're done.) Remove to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet and place in a 300°F (150°C) oven to keep warm while you cook the rest of the pancakes.

  • Serve hot with sour cream, salsa or applesauce as an accompaniment.

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This article was originally published on Feb 01, 2008

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