Sweet Potato, Onion and Thyme Pancakes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted from The African Kitchen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine eggs, milk and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Place flour in a large bowl.
  3. Slowly stir in egg mixture to make a smooth batter.
  4. Add sweet potatoes, onions, and thyme.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet until hot but not smoking.
  7. Place a small ladleful of pancake mixture in the skillet and press to flatten.
  8. Repeat until skillet is full.
  9. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Repeat with remaining batter.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were a nice change of pace from typical potato pancakes and add a touch of specialness to a holiday meal! The onions really offset the sweetness of the potatoes and the thyme adds just the right touch! Really enjoyable! Thanks for sharing.

5 5

Lovely! Three of my favorite things in one delightful pancake! I used sweet onions and fresh thyme and added some salt and pepper to the batter.

4 5

A nutritious and attractive side dish. I used yams instead of sweet potatoes, for more of an african feel, and sweet yellow onions. It would be interesting to know more of the history of this dish - I would have guessed american just by the taste.