Sweet Potato Pancakes



18 servings

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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