Sweet Potato Feta Pancakes

Sweet Potato Feta Pancakes
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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ashley Fahr

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Feta and sweet potato pair beautifully in this dinnertime pancake recipe, which is the ultimate marriage of sweet and savory. The best part? You don't even need to roast the sweet potatoes, you just grate them right into a bowl and mix them up with the other ingredients. These pancakes taste great with some thick Greek yogurt. For more healthy recipes like this one, visit Ashley's blog, Practical Cooking For One.

Ingredients

  • medium-sized sweet potato, peeled or unpeeled, grated with a hand grater or food processor
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/8  teaspoon  cayenne
  • egg
  • 1/4  cup  flour (whole-wheat or white)
  • 2-3  tablespoons  crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 2  tablespoons  pumpkin seeds (optional)

Directions

Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and blend with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until very hot (if you drop a dollop of batter it should immediately start sizzling).

Add batter by the spoonfuls without crowding the pan. Mold them into a pancake shape with the back of a spoon. Cook until both sides are browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add more oil if necessary.

Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top, if using, and serve with sour cream, yogurt, or applesauce, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
59%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
143mg
14%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
96mg
30%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
132mg
19%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
372mg
25%
Water
52g
2%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.