Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes

I have a hard time getting excited about breakfast most days.  If I had a choice between a sweet breakfast or a savory one, I would pick a savory one every time.  Cold cereal, pancakes with syrup, french toast... they really don't entice me. I am not that keen on bacon and eggs because I crave something spicy... yes even in the morning for breakfast.!  I was thrilled to make these savory pancakes to solve my breakfast dilemma.  It actually solved two dilemmas because I also finished up my last few sweet potatoes from my 24lb purchase a while back.  These savory sweet potato pancakes are fabulous for a person like me on a cold winter's morning for breakfast, but they can be eaten for lunch, dinner or a snack.  I actually just ate mine with some butter because they are so packed with flavor, but you can also eat it with some vegetable or meat curry.  I think this was a great way to round up my sweet potato craze.  Now it's time to go buy more. :)

2 cups boiled mashed sweet potatoes
2 cloves of garlic grated
1 inch of fresh grated ginger
1 small onion finely chopped
1-2 green chilies finely chopped (seeded for less heat)
1tsp of cumin seeds crushed (I used a mortar and pestle)
red chili flakes to taste
 salt or seasoning salt to taste
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
3tsp of baking powder
1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
3 eggs
3 cups buttermilk
1 cup regular (cow's) milk
butter for frying

 Get the mashed sweet potatoes and savory ingredients together.  Then sift your flours and baking powder/soda.  Add your milk and eggs and use a spoon to mix into a batter.

 Heat a skillet on medium heat and melt some butter. I melted about 2-3Tbs of butter and put it into a dish so I could easily butter the pan between pancakes.  Pour your batter into the skillet to cook like you would a regular pancake. I used a 1/2 measuring cup to try to make the same size pancakes. 
 Flip and cook both sides well.  Serve with butter, curry etc..  Makes 12-15 large pancakes. Serves 6-8 people.  Enjoy

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