North African Sweet Potato Pancakes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These have a very special flavor, go great with my Moroccan Pumpkin Soup (L'hamraak Garagh).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Loosely grate potatoes in food processor and place in mixing bowl.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix in eggs.
  4. Cover and refrigerate (up to 4 hours) until time to fry.
  5. In large non-stick skillet, heat enough oil to cover bottom of the pan.
  6. Spoon out the batter into pan, being careful not to crowd.
  7. Cook until crisp and brown on one side, then turn and fry on other side.
  8. Keep finished pancakes warm in oven until all pancakes are fried.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
Most Helpful

Very delicious. I love having another way to make sweet potatoes that is so fast and easy. As I was making these, I just couldn't resist putting in some finely chopped pecans and it turned out to be a good choice. This recipe makes enough latkes for several families, so I only made 1/3 of the original recipe and it worked just fine. Love these latkes, Mirj.

Geema June 21, 2003

I used organic sweet potatoes and they were tasty with warmed organic apple sauce and some ate with organic unhomoginised yogurt. I cooked them in organic extra virgin olive oil rather than gmo.

UmmBinat March 30, 2014

The flavour of these is awesome! My potatoes were a bit too finely grated so they turned out extremely fragile and we had a lot of crumbs instead of proper pancakes, but the taste was soo good!! I'll make them again soon for sure, they were a huge hit in our house. Thanks for sharing!
Made for African Tag Game / African Forum

Mia in Germany March 19, 2012