So I'm sharing what I cooked in a pinch last week when the cupboard was totally bare. I'd never tried it. Had never even heard of it. I just dreamed it up according to what jumped into my line of vision.
I decided we would have breakfast for dinner. A fairly routine cop-out for me! :) As I was leaving the pantry with a box of Bisquick, I spotted one lone sweet potato and had a stroke of genius. Thus, today you'll hear about
Sweet potato Pancakes!
Peel and slice one sweet potato. Boil until soft when pricked with a fork.
Meanwhile, mix up the Bisquick batter according to package directions. I made a double recipe for my family of 4 (plus a friend), and we had two or three leftover pancakes.
I usually mix up the batter in my 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup with a pour spout, but I soon realized with the sweet potato, it wasn't going to fit. So I transferred it to my stand mixer. I added some cinnamon for flavor.
Drain off water and mash up the sweet potato. Let cool. I didn't have that long to wait, so I tempered it by quickly mixing in small amounts of the batter, stirring constantly until it felt mostly cool. Then I dumped it all in the stand mixer with the rest of the batter and mixed on low/med speed until smooth. Then I transferred some of the batter back into my mixing cup for pouring.
I wish you could see the beautiful color of the batter! It even had the occasional tiny chunk of potato.
Then pour your desired size pancakes onto greased skillet or pancake griddle.
The trick to easy-to-turn pancakes (besides spraying with the Pam) is to wait until you see bubbles all over before turning.
Then flip and cook until golden.
Serve with butter and maple syrup. (Okay, I admit, I used Sugar-free Log Cabin, so it's not true maple syrup.)
They were delicious! And bites with surprising bits of sweet potato were a treat! I also like to tell myself I got a little Vitamin A for dinner that night. ;)