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Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish.

2 lbs sweet potatoes, shredded
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
7 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, and grate. Place in a bowl and mix together with all ingredients.

In a pan, add about 1/4-inch of canola oil and heat. Scoop sweet potato mixture with a spoon and place in the oil, pressing down to flatten a bit. Cook until you start to see the edges begin to turn golden brown and turn over and cook on the other side. Remove from heat and place on paper towel. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.

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Tomeka Weatherspoon

Tomeka Weatherspoon

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Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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