Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Serves 5

Made with shredded sweet potatoes instead of cooked, mashed potatoes, this savory side dish goes well with chicken, pork or tofu. Cooking in coconut oil adds a tropical flair. Serve with ricotta cheese, cottage cheese or Mascarpone cheese for a special treat.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons white or brown rice flour (wheat flour can be substituted)
  • Fine sea salt
  • White pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried fines herbs
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or high-heat sunflower or safflower oil
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Method: 

Place shredded sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with rice flour, salt, white pepper if using, garlic granules and fines herbs. Mix well. Toss in minced onion. Pour in egg and mix until egg completely coats sweet potatoes.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet. Working in batches, and using more oil as needed, use 1/2 cups sweet potato batter to make each pancake.

Cook, covered, for 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Remove to a platter and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: Not including ricotta cheese or cottage cheese., 270 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 29g sugar), 5g protein
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