Did you know if you grate sweet potatoes and the mix them with an egg and some flour you can make pretty darn amazing pancakes?
No need to run to the store for baking powder! Why is that I never have baking powder when I need it? And why am I, after twenty-six years making these ridiculously easy and delicious pancakes for the very first time?
You’ve probably had regular potato pancakes at some point of your life or another, though, right? My mom used to make them alongside pork tenderloin with applesauce and it was one of the very first things I ever learned to cook. Who doesn’t love fried potato goodness?
Well, dear ones, fried potato goodness just got a whole lot better.
These sweet potato latkes couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is a box grater (the same thing you use to grate cheese or carrots), a bowl and a frying pan. Serve them with anything from grilled tofu to maple syrup and bacon. Like your favorite shoes, they pretty much go with everything.
As you can clearly see, I like a side of pancakes with my syrup.
Sweet Potato Latkes
makes about 8 pancakes
2 sweet potatoes
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
oil for frying
Peel and grate potatoes on a box grater like you would carrots if you were making carrot cake. Place grated sweet potato in a large bowl and add beaten eggs, flour, salt and cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
Heat about a tablespoon of canola oil up in a large skillet set over medium high heat. With wet hands, form pancakes with the potato mixture then flatten and fry in oil for about three minutes per side until golden.
Serve warm with maple syrup.