Unfortunately many have a health challenge like diabetes which puts serious restrictions on what to eat. Good cookbooks are available that make it a lot easier to plan meals, but to re-create favourite dishes of family members takes a lot of research and experimentation!
One of those favourites in our home is pancakes with all possible variations. Today I will show you one of them: Potato pancakes originally, now called coco yam pancakes. The change was necessary because coco yam is lower on the glycaemic index than potatoes, therefore better for diabetics but just as delicious!
You will need:
1 medium sized coco yam (malanga coco)
1 small onion
1 heaped tbsp wholemeal flour ( wholewheat )
freshly ground black pepper
about 1/2 cup water
vegetable oil for frying
Peel and finely grate the coco yam and onion into a bowl. Add the egg, flour, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. then add enough water to make a medium dense batter.
Frying the first batch second side
To serve, choose a savoury or sweet accompaniment. I like to serve apple puree (homemade and without sugar) with these pancakes since it is traditional and my husband simply loves this combination!