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.
Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners