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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spicy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Spicy Sweet Potato Pancakes

This pancake is wonderful as an appetizer or as a side dish with dinner. Adjust the heat to your liking.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 6 Minutes for 5 pancakes
Servings: about 12 pancakes

* 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
* 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh coriander
* 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chppped green onion
* 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

* Sweet Potato Pancakes 1 Ontario Sweet Potato (about 12 oz/375 g)
* 1 small Ontario Onion
* 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely minced
* 2 tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
* 1/4 tsp (1mL) ground cumin
* 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* Vegetable oli (Coconut Oil is healthier)


In small bowl, stir together yogurt, coriander, green onion and salt; set aside.

Sweet Potato Pancakes:

Peel potato; grate into medium bowl. Peel onion and grate into same bowl; toss. Turn into strainer and squeeze to press out any liquid; return to bowl. Stir in jalapeño. In small bowl, stir together flour, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper; toss with sweet potato mixture. Stir in egg until thoroughly mixed.

Heat just enough oil to coat bottom of large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Using about 3 tbsp (45 mL) potato mixture for each pancake, press gently into 2 inches (5 cm) round. Place in pan. Repeat, adding about 4 more to pan, but do not crowd skillet. Cook for 3 minutes or until bottoms have set and are crisp and brown. Carefully flip and cook until crisp and brown and hot inside, 2 to 3 more minutes. Serve with coriander yogurt sauce spooned over top.


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