Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Yogurt Sauce

We're really having fun, creating new ways to enjoy all this organic produce from Annie's Buying Club. Kaylee and I really liked the Zucchini Pancakes we made last weekend. Since then, we've modified the recipe and made Sweet Potato Pancakes with a Lime Cilantro Yogurt Sauce, based on this recipe from A nice way to use our organic sweet potatoes, cilantro, parsley, onion, green onion, garlic, and lime!

Once I started following the directions of the original recipe, it became very clear that two eggs and a tablespoon of starch were not going to hold all of those grated sweet potatoes together. I ended up doing what I did for the Zucchini Pancakes - add some Japanese panko crumbs, milk, and flour. the next day I made them again, but incorporated some chopped green onions, which added a nice zing. I also went a little cilantro- and parsley-crazy with the yogurt sauce. A clove of garlic added a little punch to liven up the flavors of the sauce :)
For the pancakes:
2 cups grated sweet potatoes (grated in food processor)
1 small onion, chopped fine in food processor
1 green onion, diced fine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup panko
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

For the sauce:
1 cup plain yogurt
4 sprigs fresh cilantro
4 springs fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Begin by mixing all the ingredients for the yogurt sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth, and keep chilled until ready to serve.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix thoroughly.

Add two tablespoons olive oil to the skillet. Form the sweet potato mixture into small balls, pressing the mixture tightly so it holds together and keeps its shape. Gently place them in the oil, evenly spaced apart. Press down on each ball to flatten. Cook until golden brown, about three minutes per side.

Serve warm with the chilled yogurt sauce.
Enjoy! :)


  1. Hi Faye! I just came by to tell you how lovely your blog is and I'm glad to have found it recently, and wanted to award you with a blog award! Please stop by "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" and pick it up to add to your blog!
    Have a great weekend! =)

  2. You are an awesome friend, Rachelle (and an awesome mommy, and kitchen genius). Love you THIS much! :D


  3. Thanks so much for posting this! We are having this for lunch tomorrow with some sweet pot I bought from the farmers market. It sounds so yummy!

  4. You're very welcome! Thank you for stopping by. The marshmallows will love them, I promise! :D