Crispy Sweet Potato Hash Brown Cakes

I LOVE potatoes!  Must be my Irish heritage.  White potatoes are rich in potassium and vitamin C.  With the skin, add 2 grams of fiber too.  Sweet potatoes also provide a good kick of vitamin A.  Today I am cooking with a bit of both.

I love potatoes prepared just about any way, but today, I thought I would try some crispy hash brown-like potato pancakes.

I grated a couple white potatoes and a large sweet potato, added a couple of egg whites, a bit of curry powder, paprika, salt and pepper and made up some yummy hash brown cakes…

I use a mild curry powder to give the potatoes just a bit of spice. {FODMAPers choose an onion free curry powder}

I formed rounded cakes and popped them in a skillet with a bit of olive oil over medium heat.

I like to serve these hash brown cakes with a tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt and a few chopped cilantro leaves…YUM!

Crispy Sweet Potato Hash Brown Cakes

Ingredients

  • Makes about 10-12 pancakes
  • 1 large sweet potato, skin removed and grated
  • 2 medium white potatoes, skinned and grated
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder ( the brand I posted has some onion-choose a onion free variety if you are particularly sensitive to onion or on low FODMAP diet) Laxmi or spice appeal brand have onion free varieties.
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil for skillet

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Blend ingredients and form about 1/3 cup of mixture into rounded patties.
  3. Cook hash brown cakes for about 4 minutes or until nicely browned on each side.
  4. Serve with a tablespoon of Greek plain yogurt and cilantro, if desired.
http://blog.katescarlata.com/2012/02/04/crispy-sweet-potato-hash-brown-cakes/

{This recipe is FODMAP-friendly-for 1-2 hash brown cakes per sitting.  Sweet potatoes are a source of mannitol, a polyol but small amounts such as less than 1/2 a cup is considered low FODMAP.  White potatoes are low FODMAP)

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