These kumara & zucchini pancakes are a delicious quick lunch and a great alternative to my favourite brunch staple, corn fritters. Serve them piping hot with avocado, chutney or relish, or sour cream.
This year I successfully grew kumara (sweet potato) in containers and have been looking for different recipes to use them in. I also have masses of zucchini (courgettes) in the freezer, grated and frozen in 1 cup lots ready to use.
1 cup grated zucchini (I used frozen)
1 cup peeled and grated kumara
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
¼ cup flour
Butter or oil for frying
Paprika and sour cream, to taste
Place grated zucchini in a colander and carefully squeeze out excess moisture through the holes. Place zucchini into a large bowl and add kumara, eggs, salt, pepper and flour. Stir to combine.
Heat a large heavy-bottomed frypan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter or oil in frypan; swirl to coat.
Spoon approximately 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake into the hot pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes until bottoms are a golden brown; turn and cook a few minutes more. Remove pancakes from pan and place on a covered plate while you cook the remaining pancakes. Add more butter to the pan as necessary.
Serve pancakes warm with your choice of topping: sliced avocado, tomato relish, a favourite chutney, or try adding some paprika to sour cream or yoghurt.
This recipe made 6 pancakes – you can easily double the recipe to make a larger quantity.