Sweet Potato Sunday

September 18th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch

One potato, two potato, three potato, four…

One Potato Two Potato Three Potato Four

I’ve been staring at these sweet potatoes on my shelf for over a week now and finally decided today was the day to do something with them.

Well, two of them anyway.

Only Used Two

Sweet Potato Pancakes

2 Sweet Potatoes, shredded (you can peel them or simply scrub them and slice off any questionable spots)
1/2 c flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c apple sauce (or a couple tablespoons of some other sweetener like agave or even sugar if desired)
2 – 3 Tbsp canola oil
dash of salt
dash of cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
(optional chili powder if you like them spicy!)

I remembered today that I’ve made these before – and I also remembered that they were a giant flop. I couldn’t get them to stick together last time, but given that I just made regular pancakes the other day, I had a few pancake tricks up my sleeve today.

Trick #1 – more flour.

Combine Sweet Potato Pancake Ingredients

Last time I only used a few tablespoons of flour. This time? A half cup.

Trick #2 – resist the urge to make them too big.

Keep Them Small

If last time I made them the size of Texas, this time I made them the size of Ohio.

Sweet potato pancake batter dropped into a lightly oiled skillet with a fork, cooked on medium heat for about 10 minutes on each side.  Flatten with your spatula as needed.  The Ohio’s were much easier to flip and stuck together without much problem at all.

Trick #3 – topped with Greek yogurt instead of applesauce.

A Couple For Lunch Today

Actually that had nothing to do with how these turned out, it just feels good to have three tricks listed.  And the Greek yogurt on top was really good, so it totally counts as a trick.  I’ve decided.

I recently discovered that Wegmans now carries its own brand of Greek yogurt.  I snagged a container to try it out and these pancakes seemed like the perfect vehicle take it for a test drive with.

New Wegmans Plain Greek Yogurt

Survey says?  Not too shabby!  I normally prefer 2% greek yogurt, but I didn’t see anything but fat free.  Honestly, it was hard to tell this was 0%, and I’m pretty sure it was cheaper than Fage and Chobani too.

(2% cheaper?  How perfect would that be?)

Sweet Potato Pancakes With Greek Yogurt

As perfect as Greek yogurt on sweet potato pancakes, that’s how perfect!

These were so good it was almost scary.  Two sweet potatoes made about a dozen Ohio sized pancakes.  These would be great for breakfast, lunch (like I had today!), as a side dish at dinner – or even to eat on your way to Texas if you like.

One potato, two potato down – one potato, two potato to continue staring at.

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