Savory Yam Pancakes

September 20, 2015

Author Notes: Of course, inspired by the classic potato pancake, these yam pancakes combine the flavors of shallots, lemon, and salt & pepper to create a simple batter that is griddled up and topped with sour cream, fresh dill, and a squeeze of lemon. Abigail Olivas

Serves: 2


For pancakes

  • 1 cup yams, coarsely grated
  • 1 shallot, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For garnish

  • Fresh dill, to taste
  • Sour cream, to taste
  • Lemon juice, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Place grated yam in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Mix softened yams and remaining batter ingredients together until incorporated.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add olive oil. Let heat until bubbly.
  4. Drop batter into skillet (remember, this recipe makes 4 pancakes, so portion accordingly!)
  5. Cook until brown on both sides and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  6. Garnish with sour cream, lemon juice, and fresh dill and serve warm.

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