Mr. Food: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Published 12/07 2011 08:13AM

Updated 12/07 2011 08:33AM

Serves: 8

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

    1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    Vegetable oil for frying


    In a large bowl, combine potatoes and onion, egg, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form into 8 equal-sized pancakes.
    In a large deep skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat. Place half the pancakes in the oil, without crowding skillet, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden. (If you like them crisper, fry until they're flecked with brown.) Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Repeat with remaining pancakes, and serve hot.

Why not also try our delicious recipe for Simple Shredded Potato Pancakes?

    For an extra-special treat, serve these drizzled with maple syrup.

    Our test kitchen finds shredding in a food processor is the easiest way -- even shred the onion at the same time.
    Wanna serve regular Potato Pancakes but don't have time to do all the work? Click here for our simple (and simply delicious!) version.

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