Spicy sweet potato rosti

    30 min

    These crispy potato rosti cakes are made with grated sweet potato. The curry powder and cumin give them a bit of a flavour lift. Delicious with for a quick supper or for weekend breakfast/brunch.

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    Makes: 15 rosti

    • 450g sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 120ml milk
    • About 100ml vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place the grated sweet potatoes in a sieve or colander for about 10 minutes to dry them out.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, sugars, curry powder and cumin. Make a well in the centre, and pour in eggs and milk. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are well mixed. Stir in grated sweet potatoes.
    3. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Drop the potato mixture by spoonfuls into the oil, and flatten with the back of the spoon. Fry until golden on both sides, flipping only once. If they are browning too fast, reduce the heat to medium. Remove from the oil, and keep warm while the other potato rosti are frying.

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    Easy to make. Not too spicy  -  09 Jul 2014


    Loved it! It was a hit with the guests too. I added some cinnamon and served it with sprinkled powdered sugar. I will make this again (and again, and again).  -  09 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wasn't sure about the cinnamon in the write up, so I added 1 tsp. I wish I knew how much 1# of grated sweet potatoes was in cup measurement; I think that should have been stated. The pancakes had great taste, but with the amount of sweet potatoes I used, they came apart when flipping them--the top layer separated off the rest of the pancake!  -  24 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)