Sweet & Savory Potato Cakes

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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo, potato pancakes
Servings: 4


  • 3 lb sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 12 slices bacon, chopped
  • 9 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • Celtic/Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil


  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover, and bring to a boil; then lower the heat and let simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon in a skillet placed over medium-high heat until crispy. Set aside.
  • Mash the potatoes in a large bowl with a potato masher.
  • Add the cooked bacon, green onions, bell pepper and egg.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Form four patties using the sweet potato mixture.
  • In a large skillet placed over a medium-high heat, melt some cooking fat and fry the potato cakes until the outsides are golden and the insides are heated through, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Store extras in fridge or freezer and reheat in pan or toaster oven throughout the week.


By Thyroid Loving Care; Adapted from Paleo Leap