Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to white potatoes and are packed with nutrients. They are traditionally baked, roasted or mashed, but they can also be added to risotto, pasta or curry.
Here they are used to make delicious Latkes; a type of traditional Jewish potato pancake.
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Eggs | Wheat | Gluten
(please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
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Ingredients (serves 15):
- 1kg grated sweet potato
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium eggs
- 25g wholemeal flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 180°C and place baking paper on to baking tray.
- In a large bowl combine all prepared ingredients.
- Scoop out a spoonful and place on to baking tray and flatten with spatula. Make sure you leave big enough spaces in between each one to avoid them sticking together.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown, turn over and bake for a further 10 minutes.
So thinking about sweet potato latkes ...
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and filling starchy food; low in fat and a good source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A), vitamin C and fibre.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein is essential for building and repairing our bodies.
per 85g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 397kJ / 95kcal
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