Parsnip Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe
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Parsnip Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

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"Golden brown sweet potatoes make these cakes pretty to look at and even better to eat. The green onions and thyme add an extra boost," shares Amy Short, LeSage, West Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and grated
  • 12 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in eggs until blended. Add the sweet potatoes, parsnips and onions; toss to coat.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil; press lightly to flatten. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Parsnip Sweet Potato Pancakes in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p41

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