Sweet Potato Pancakes


1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying


1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well. Form into 12 pancakes.

2. In a deep skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat. Fry pancakes in batches 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden. (If you like them crisper, fry until they're flecked with brown.) Drain on a paper towel-lined platter and cover with foil. Repeat with remaining pancakes, and serve hot.