Sweet Potato Pancakes with Applesauce and Dill Sour Cream
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Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Applesauce and Dill Sour Cream

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 pancakes



  1. Grate the sweet potatoes and onion on the coarse holes of a box grater directly into a large bowl. Add the flour, thyme, paprika, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Mix well to combine.
  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. The oil is ready when you stick a shred of sweet potato in and it sizzles immediately. Scoop out the batter with a 1/3-cup measure and press firmly into thin patties, about 4 inches in diameter and about 1/4 inch thick. Set the patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You should have 8 to 10 patties.
  3. Slide as many patties as will fit comfortably into the oil. Fry the patties until cooked through and golden brown on both sides (flip carefully with a spatula and fork or spoon to help guide them without splashing the oil), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining patties. (You can keep the first batch warm in the oven at 250 degrees F, if you like, while you cook the rest.) Season with salt while still warm.
  4. To serve, combine the sour cream and dill in a small serving bowl. Serve the warm pancakes with the dill sour cream and a dish of applesauce.