Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day and Sweet Potato Pancakes

Well, today was Father's Day #2 here in the Valdmanis household. Yes, that's right...#2. And it wasn't because we have 2 boys, it is because I thought LAST Sunday was Father's Day. Where are all those Hallmark advertisements when you need them?!

Last Sunday, Rich got a candle light breakfast with wine spritzers, french toast, bacon, and african potato onion pancakes.

This Sunday, Rich got a candle light breakfast (oops, I forgot to light the candles) with eggs, bacon, and african pancakes. (No wine spritzers today as he his working from home).

I must share with you this delicious Sweet Potato, Onion, and Thyme pancake recipe. It is my new obsession... It's almost like a pancake with hash browns inside, but better. It's from the African Kitchen cookbook:

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cup flour
12 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
2 onions, diced
2 tsp dried thyme (you MUST have thyme for this's awesome!)
whatever type of oil you want to use for frying, I use sunflower oil

Combine eggs, milk and olive oil in a small bowl. Place the flour in a large bowl and slowly stir in the egg mixture until a smooth batter is formed. Add the sweet potatoes, onions, thyme, season and mix well. Pour a little oil into a frying pan and heat until very hot but not smoking. Place a small ladle of the pancake mixture into the frying pan and press into shape, then repeat until pan is full. Fry about 2 minutes on each side until pancakes are golden brown. Remove and let sit on paper towel before serving. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

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Grandma Yvonne with Dylan

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