Monday, May 16, 2016

Moosewood Sweet Potato Pancakes

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It's hard to believe that the original Moosewood cookbook was published in 1974. It's harder still to believe I've been making their pancakes for more than 40 years. It is, however, true. This is, by far, my favorite recipe for sweet potato pancakes and while I've experimented with many recipes over the years, I keep coming back to this one. The Silver Fox and I are trying to get back in the habit of eating meatless meals on Monday, and this is a great way to ease ourselves back into the Meatless Monday program. The batter for these pancakes will keep for several days in the refrigerator, so it's great also a great make-ahead recipe. I plan to serve these with a black bean salad and some homemade bread. If you have never tried the Moosewood pancakes, I urge you to do so. They are fast, easy and inexpensive to prepare and they are delicious. Here is the recipe.

Sweet Potato Pancakes...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of The Moosewood Cookbook

4 cups (packed) coarsely grated sweet potatoes (approximately 1 large or 2 medium)
1/2 cup grated onion
3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
4 beaten eggs
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup minced parsley, optional
oil for frying
Optional Toppings
sour cream or yogurt, for toppings
apple sauce


1) Combine all pancake ingredients and mix well.
2) Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet until it is very hot. (It should sizzle a fleck of batter upon contact.)
3) Use a non-slotted spoon to form thin pancakes, patting the batter down. Fry on both sides until brown, adding small amounts of additional oil, if/as needed.
4) Serve hot, with toppings. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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From the Kitchen said...

I've used the original Moosewood Cookbook for a long time. About ten years ago, on a visit to Cornell, I spied the Moosewood Restaurant as we were driving around Ithaca. Of course we had to eat there. I was excited. The Baker was "ho hum". The son was wishing for meat. I believe these pancakes would please all of us though.


Arlene Delloro said...

What a great cookbook that was! And how I wish I knew where my copy is! That said, I haven't made these in years, but will be doing so very soon. I bought a different Moosewood cookbook a few years ago, but it wasn't as good as the original. Thanks for bringing back a fond food memory.

Pondside said...

I have never owned that cookbook, though I gave it as a gift several times in the early 80's. I've never had sweet potato pancakes, either, though it sounds like I am missing something!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

If this is still your favorite, it has to be good. I've never had potato pancakes made with sweet potatoes and will definitely be giving this a try.

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