Today I had a "Oops" moment, that turned into a wonderful 'Oh my!" I love it when that happens! I started roasting a chicken for dinner and decided that it would be yummy to make sweet potato fries as one of the side dishes. Well, I have never made sweet potato fries before and when I tried to cut them up, I made a mess.
They were not the proper shape or size and I was really hurting my hand with my sad attempt at slicing.
So...I pulled my grater out of the cabinet, peeked at a few sweet potato pancake recipes for inspiration and started shredding. I have to say that it was one of the best recipe fails I have ever had, because everyone loved the end result. Even the pickiest among us was asking for seconds...and thirds...and remember, we're talking vegetables here people!
We are basic eaters here at Exquisitely Unremarkable, nothing too spicy or too fancy is ever on the menu. I settled on a recipe that I found here, at Mr. Food, as the basis for my own pancakes, but I modified it, pared it down a teeny tiny bit to my own liking. They were delish with sweet potato being the most dominant flavor.
Here's what I did:
3 large sweet potatoes
3-4 tablespoons of flour
A few sprinkles of minced onion flakes
A dash of salt
Peel and shred potatoes, add all other ingredients and mix well. Form into small pancakes and fry in a tiny coating of oil for 4 minutes each side...less if you like them less crispy. Remove and place them on paper towel for a bit...then eat!!
We did not dip them in syrup or sour cream, they were so yummy straight up that we actually didn't even wait for the chicken to dig in!
It's been a long time since I have had these and I am so glad that my inept chopping skills led me down this path today, as we now have a new super simple, simply scrumptious side dish!