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Sweet Potato Fritters recipe and lesson plan

Sweet Potato Fritters recipe and lesson plan

Yield: 20


  • 4 large local sweet potatoes
  • 2 yellow onions (cut into chunks
  • and placed in choppers)
  • l large bunch parsley
  • 4 cups flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups applesauce


  1. Wash all vegetables.
  2. Grate the sweet potatoes. Put the grated sweet potato into the large bowl.
  3. Mince the onion. Put it into the large bowl.
  4. Using your fingers, remove parsley leaves from the stems and rip the parsley into very small pieces. Add parsley to the potato/onion mixture.
  5. Carefully measure one cup of flour and add it to the large bowl. Measure and add 1/2 cup of applesauce.
  6. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
  7. Stir the ingredients with the mixing spoon.
  8. Shape the sweet potato mixture into small balls by squeezing a small handful of the dough in your palm. Flatten with your hands and place the “pancake” on a tray. Repeat until all of the dough has been shaped into patties.
  9. Put several tablespoons of oil into the saute pan over medium heat. Add the pancakes and cook until they are golden brown on each side.
  10. Remove pancakes from heat and place on paper towels.
  11. Enjoy!

The lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions for cooking this recipe in the classroom, curriculum connections, and related books to read.



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