Shredded Sweet Potato Pancakes With Coconut Milk




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Sweet potato pancakes taste great, and the coconut milk gives them a subtle yet exotic flavor that's a lot of fun. They're also perfect for Orange Day.

I used a recipe from Whole Foods as a base, because its addition of coconut milk really appealed to me: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Ricotta Cheese (we skipped the cheese).

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and shredded by food processor (about 4 cups)
  • handful of pre-peeled garlic cloves, chopped in a food processor
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped in a food processor
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • about a teaspoon sea salt
  • about a teaspoon of white pepper
  • about a teaspoon dried basil and oregano
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

Place everything in a large bowl and mix until egg completely coats the sweet potatoes.

Heat some canola oil (refined for high heat) in a large skillet or griddle. 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.

Turn on your orange playlist, plate with other orange foods, and eat while wearing your most vibrantly orange gear. Matches well with the Instructables color scheme.

I made six pancakes to start, got fed up with separating and flipping them, and so just dumped the remaining potatoes on the griddle and cooked them like hash browns.

When I make this dish again, I'll microwave the shredded sweet potatoes for about a minute before mixing them with the rest of the ingredients. The potatoes started to brown slightly before they were cooked all the way through. Pre-cooking in the microwave will make them perfect.



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    8 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    These are AMAZING!!! Sooooooo delicious!! The instructions were a bit confusing but I figured them out by referencing the Whole Foods link. Really the yummiest thing I've had in a while, restaurant worthy I think. Thanks!!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I am slightly confused. Your description says sweet potato pancakes with coconut milk. But there is no coconut milk in your ingredients list or in your instructions. The ingredients list mentions coconut oil. Is that a typo and you mean coconut milk? The eggs and coconut milk being the liquid portion of your batter and the flour the binder?

    Sounds good and everyone here loves kamote which is the Filipino sweet potato!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    mmmmmmm GOOD! These are delicious, and doppelwhitbock's idea of Chipotle Tobasco on top makes them stunning! Thanks for sharing!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    mmm, that looks good, i'll have to try it, i was wondering, what type of camera do you use?


    Quite tasty; chowing down on one as I type this. With a little chipotle tabasco on top for good measure. :)


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Oh wow.... wow wow wow wow wow! That looks amazingly delicious, it reminds me of hashbrowns when they're broken or something. Great job, will have to convince my mom to try to make these for me in the morning on the weekend sometimes, great job.

    +1 rating again.