Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Yummm These little beauties are best served the day they are made. They are perfect for lunch or served as an appetizer before dinner.


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20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 1/4 c
    fresh squeezed, lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp
    sambal oelek (garlic chili paste)
  • pinch

  • 1 1/2 c
    sweet potatoes, mashed
  • 1/2 c
    carrots, grated
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    green onions, washed, dried, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
    sambal oelek
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    rice flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 small
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 large
    head, boston leaf lettuce, washed, and dried,
  • 1/4 bunch
    mint, cilantro, basil (fresh, washed, dried, chopped)
  • 1/4 bunch
    cilantro (fresh, washed, dried, chopped)
  • 1/4 bunch
    mint (fresh, washed, dried, chopped)

How to Make Sweet Potato Pancakes


  1. Dipping Sauce: This sauce is best when made ahead and allowed to chill. It will last covered in the refrigerator for 3 days.

    Combine the eight ingredients in a bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  2. Pancakes: In a large bowl, add the grated sweet potato, carrot, and salt. Mix well and let sit for 1 minute.
  3. Place the vegetables onto a large piece of cheesecloth, wrap and squeeze tightly, until completely drained.
  4. Next place the drained vegetables into a bowl and add the sambal oelek, green onion, black pepper, rice flour and cornstarch, mixing well.
  5. Lightly stir your egg then add it to the mixture until well mixed.
  6. Divide the vegetable mixture into into 4 balls and form into patties.

    Next, add the oil to a frying pan. When ready, fry the patties 3 minutes per side, until crispy and brown.
  7. When ready, serve the crispy pancakes with lettuce, herbs, and sauce.

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About Sweet Potato Pancakes

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Vietnamese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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