Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sweet Potato Pancakes

With Rob working as much as he does these days (I thought once he was out of school we'd see him more...) I am always looking for something to make for dinner that is easy, fairly healthy and that I know the kids will eat. Tonight I hit the jackpot with these pancakes. The recipe came from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. I made one small alteration but they were fantastic!

Here's the recipe as I made it (in shortened version...y'all know how to cook pancakes so I'm going to skip their lengthy how-to)

Mix: 1 cup peeled and grated raw sweet potatoes
peel from one orange, grated (called for grated lemon peel, but I had oranges, not lemons)
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil

Add: 1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar

Combine and cook.

Surprisingly, the kids did not balk at the sweet potato in them. The pancakes had a delightful citrus flavor to them so we didn't need to douse them in syrup (or whipped cream and sprinkles, my kids' favorite). This is what Caleb and Camille had to say:

"Mom, these pancakes aren't good. They're delicious!" (Camille)

"I don't like these pancakes. I LOVE them! I like them! I love them! I want some more of them!" (Caleb) He picked up this little ditty at school. Nice.

1 comment:

Yankee Girl said...

I love pancakes and I love sweet potatoes so I will have to try this.