Sweet recipes with potatoes in several ways! Like from grandma

You don’t have to serve potatoes only as a side dish to meat.

Sweet potato recipes are also excellent.

Try the traditional sweet dumplings, but also the unconventional sweet potato pie!

Sweet potato pancakes and fritters

Various pancakes or fritters are an excellent way to sweeten potatoes. We no longer add any spices to the dough and add little salt. The pancakes can be fried in fat or dry.

What will we need

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • to taste – jam, marmalade, grated apples
  • 125 g powdered sugar
  • salt


  1. Boil the potatoes in their skins until soft.
  2. Peel the potatoes and finely grate them on a grater.
  3. Then we add plain flour, eggs, a pinch of salt and make a stiffer dough.
  4. We make patties from the dough, which we fry in fat in a pan.
  5. Spread the finished pancakes according to custom either with jam, sweet cottage cheese or grated apples.

For healthier frying, you can try how to work on pans with a ceramic surface .

Crispy baked potato fritters with sweet dip.
Source: cookingforkeeps.com

Stuffed potato dumplings with plums

Various variations of fruit dumplings are typical for Czech cuisine. Most of us associate the end of the summer holidays and the beginning of September with plums. Try this recipe for plum dumplings made from potato dough.

What will we need

  • approx. 500 g of boiled potatoes in their skins
  • 300 g of whole grain spelled flour
  • 250 g of soft cottage cheese
  • 1 egg M
  • 3.5 g of salt
  • Plums


  • Peel the potatoes and finely grate them.
  • Add flour, salt and whole eggs.
  • Mix all the ingredients and knead thoroughly.
  • Let the dough rest for a short time (about 5 minutes).
  • Once you have washed and pitted the plums, immediately wrap them in dough and shape them into dumplings.
  • Boil them in slightly salted water for 7-8 minutes.
  • Dumplings are traditionally seasoned with ground poppy seeds, sugar and melted butter.
  • But maybe there is also cinnamon, yogurt, lumpy cottage cheese or sour cream.

Get inspired by other recipes for sweet stuffed dumplings !

Sweet potato dumplings filled with whole plum.
Source: lilvienne.com


A tried-and-tested recipe is also potato jerky, which our great-grandmothers loved to prepare. Their preparation is simple and quick.

What will we need

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 300 g semi-coarse flour
  • poppy
  • powdered sugar
  • butter


  1. We cook peeled potatoes for jerky.
  2. Drain the water partially.
  3. Mash the potatoes to a pulp.
  4. We make several holes in them with a wooden spoon and cover them with flour.
  5. Cover and let it steam.
  6. Then we mix a smooth paste.
  7. We cut out small pieces from the porridge with a spoon, which we bake either in a pan or on a baking sheet in the oven.
  8. Sprinkle poppy seeds mixed with sugar and grease with butter.

But if you prefer savory potato dishes, try the popular traditional potato pancakes .

Potato gnocchi with sugar and poppy seeds.
Source: bonvivani.sk

Sweet potato pie

Focus on this sweet potato pie. Creamy potatoes go well with the filling, which is wrapped in a crumbly short pastry

What will we need

  • 500 g of sweet potatoes
  • 320 g of puff pastry
  • 125 g of butter
  • 250 g of powdered sugar
  • 150 ml whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • grating nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste


  • Boil whole, unpeeled sweet potatoes for 30 minutes until very soft.
  • Drain well and let cool for 10 minutes, then peel.
  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Roll out the shortcrust pastry and line a 23 cm cake tin with it.
  • Line it with baking paper and fill with beans and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove paper and beans and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Tip the peeled sweet potatoes into a large bowl with butter and mash with a potato masher until completely smooth.
  • Add the sugar, milk, eggs, spices and vanilla and beat until combined and smooth.
  • Tip the sweet potato filling into the mold and smooth the surface with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the pastry and top of the cake are golden brown and the center is set.
A plate with a piece of sweet sweet potato pie.
Source: simplylakita.com

Where did sweet potatoes come from?

Sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables known to mankind.

Scientists believe that they were cultivated in Central America already thousands of years ago. Their first appearance dates back to 750 BC in Peruvian records.

They were first brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus, who discovered them on his journey in 1492. He liked the vegetable so much that he took it home on his fourth trip to grow it in Europe.

Because sweet potatoes were very popular in Spain, Spanish conquistadors took them on their travels, so Spanish sailors brought them to China in the 16th century, and in the 17th and 18th centuries, sweet potatoes spread throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

They became famous not only as a source of food, but also as a source of starch and alcohol. The popularity of sweet potatoes also contributed to their undemanding cultivation.

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