It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe here on the site. Today, I thought I’d share a “recipe” (it’s so simple that it can barely be called a recipe) for sweet potato pancakes. Sweet potato pancakes are excellent because they are easy to make, nutritious, and tasty. They are particularly great for hard-training athletes (especially those who do a lot of high-intensity, anaerobic exercise), as they deliver a robust dose of protein, starch, and healthy fats. If you’re someone who leads a more sedentary lifestyle, you can still eat these pancakes without feeling the slightest bit of guilt; however, I wouldn’t recommend that you make them a major part of your diet, as they are quite high in easily digestible starch.
Less is more
I’m a man of simple taste. It doesn’t take complex gourmet dishes or spices from the far corners of the world to satisfy me. All I need is some veggies and fruits and some high-quality animal source food, and I’m all set. I do spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen, but that’s not because I make a lot of fancy dishes, but rather because I make most of what I eat from scratch. I rarely buy convenience food that comes in a box or wrapper.
Most of my meals are simple, dinner-like meals composed of vegetables and meat, eggs, or fish. However, every now and then I like to spice things up and make something different. For example, yesterday, I made the sweet potato pancakes featured in today’s article. As I got started in the kitchen, I got to thinking that I’d take some pictures so that I could share the recipe here on the site.
You certainly don’t have to be a gourmet chef to make these. All you need is a good frying pan, some cooking oil or fat, a couple of eggs, and some sweet potatoes … And 15-20 minutes to spare.
It doesn’t matter that much what the ratio of sweet potatoes to eggs is. I used two medium-sized sweet potatoes and 3 eggs (I know there are 4 eggs in the picture, but I only used 3 of them), but the pancakes would probably have turned out just fine if I had used a little less or more of one of the ingredients. I only used sweet potatoes and eggs; however, there’s nothing wrong with throwing some other ingredients into the mix, such as a banana or a pinch of cinnamon.
Okay, with that said, let’s get to it…