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Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Serves 6 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 10-15 minutes


1 large sweet potato, peeled and shredded (about 4 cups)
½ cup grated sweet onion
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup all purpose flour (add more flour if the mixture is too wet)
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil for frying

Stir together all of the ingredients (except the vegetable oil) until well-blended.

Heat oil (about ½ cup, or enough to cover the bottom of the pan) in a large skillet on high until hot, but not smoking.

Reduce the heat to medium/high and drop sweet potato mixture into the pan by ¼ cups (about 3 pancakes per pan; don’t overcrowd).

Flatten each pancake slightly with a spatula and fry until browned and crisp on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn pancakes and repeat. If the pancakes start to brown too quickly, turn down the heat to medium.

Remove from pan to a paper towel lined plate. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven, if desired. Salt to taste.

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