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Sweet potato pancakes with carrot and onion

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Preparation and cooking time:

Per serving:

Calories: 250kcal
Fat: 6g
Salt: 0.26g
5 A DAY: 1


(serves 4)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 carrots, grated
    Juice of half a lemon
    3 tablespoons cornflour
    2 eggs, beaten
    Pinch of black pepper
    1 tablespoon virgin olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix sweet potatoes, onion, carrots, lemon juice, cornflour and eggs. Add black pepper to season.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a non-stick pan. Pour a large tablespoon of the sweet potato mixture into the middle of the pan and make a thin pancake about 5cm in diameter. Fit in as many pancakes as possible in the pan (without them touching).
  3. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked throughout and slightly browned.

Top Tip

Serve with fish and vegetables or a mixed side salad.

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Page last reviewed: February 2013
Page next due for review: February 2015
These recipes support the Recommendations for Cancer Prevention from our Expert Report and are covered by the Information Standard.

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