Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato PancakesBreakfast is one of my favourite parts of the weekend. I mean by the time I’m up and actually ready to eat it’s more of a brunch but that’s not the point. I found this recipe on the Food52 Website which is one of my favourite places to find new ideas. The original recipe suggests serving the pancakes with creme fraiche and caviar but who wants that?! It’s all about the bacon and maybe a little bit of cheese on top!

Serves                        Makes 4-6 pancakes (but depends on the size!)

Prep Time                 10 minutes

Cooking Time         15 minutes


4 cups coarsely grated sweet potato

1/2 cup of grated onion

3-4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice

4 medium eggs, beaten

1/3 cup of flour

Oil for frying

Salt and pepper for seasoning

Cheese and bacon to serve (optional)


1. Mix the sweet potato, onion, lemon, eggs and flour together. Add seasoning to taste.

2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a little oil. Split the mixture into six and mould into pancake shapes – this will depend on the size and shape you want your pancakes to be. Personally, I mould the mixture into a rough ball in my hands and place in the pan, flattening it out with a spatula once it’s in there.

3. The mixture should sizzle upon contact with the pan. Cook until golden and crisp then flip. Cook until the second side is golden and crisp.

4. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Top with cooked bacon and grated cheese (or creme fraiche and caviar if that’s more to your taste!!)

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