This morning Vince was eating these pancakes and he said “I’d keep you forever just for these pancakes!” I asked him if this was the best thing I’d ever made and he said “It just might be!”
Maybe I should have taken a picture of Vince’s plate instead of my own. Yes, I like a little pancake with my syrup!
Sweet Potato Pancakes
(Makes about 8 pancakes and can easily be doubled)
1/2 pound raw sweet potatoes
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (maybe a little more if you like nutmeg. I ground it fresh and it’s so much more flavorful than what’s already ground)
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 T. butter, softened
1. Boil the potatoes til tender. Either boil with the peelings and then place in ice water for peelings to slip off, or peel, quarter and boil.
2. While potatoes are hot, mash with the butter. Add the egg, milk and vanilla.
3. In large bowl (I use the mixing bowl because I beat all this with my mixer), add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and nutmeg. Stir together.
4. Stir in the mashed sweet potato mixture and mix well.
5. Pour amount needed to make the size pancakes you like onto a buttered sizzling hot griddle. Once bubbles begin to form on top, flip and cook on the other side til done.