Friday, June 29, 2012

Dueling Potato Pancakes- Sweet vs Savory

Since my failed attempt to make sweet potato latkes for Bubba, I have been wanting to give it another try. My brother Tim, suggested that I try making them the way he makes potato pancakes, or "potato poofs". He uses left over mashed potatoes mixed with milk, flour and a little butter. There is another food blogger event hosted  by Tickling Palates called Let's Cook and this month is is a kid's special theme. Any thing that a kid would like to eat, on one condition, it must be vegetarian. Bubba is a meat eater but one thing he loves more than anything is fried potatoes. Especially fried sweet potatoes.
Now Tim and I both don't really like sweet potatoes, so I made some regular potato pancakes too.

For the Sweet Potato Pancakes:
1 sweet potato
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1 slice of butter (a little less than a tablespoon)

Nuke the potato in the microwave for about 5 minutes then cut in half and let it cool.

Scoop out the inside and mash it up.

Add the milk and butter.

Add the flour slowly. You are looking to get it almost like a thick pancake batter.

Now the regular potatoes:
2 small potatoes (russet)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup of flour

Nuke the potatoes for about 5-8 minutes (depending on size) Then cut in half and let cool.

Scoop them out, mash them and add the milk and baking powder.

Like with the sweet potatoes add the flour slowly, we needed a little less than 1/4 cup.

There all set up for frying!

Put a heaping spoon onto a well oiled skillet heated to medium high. 

Flip when golden brown.

Same with the regular potatoes. Heaping spoon...  ect.

Flip when golden brown.

Here we go, sweet and regular potato pancakes sharing a plate (but not touching, we don't want those sweet potatoes to contaminate our regular potato pancakes!)

Bubba of course was very happy with his sweet potato pancakes!

*Special thanks to Uncle Tim for his recipe help, and for entertaining Bubba while I did the frying :)

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