Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Pancakes #SundaySupper

All things orange.

The wedding is a week from today. We leave Thursday for the park (Devil's Den) and will return the following Wednesday. Most everything is finished and we are just carrying on with our lives. Our lives are a little different these days now that I have started running. A typical Saturday used to involve a park or the library. Now it looks like this:

We are Color Runners.

Saturday the girls and I completed the Lawrence Color Run, the Happiest 5k on the planet. It really is. I brought the jogger and plenty of blankets for the girls to hide under but they had other ideas. Mo ran most of the second half and Audrey kept asking for more color. It helped that several of their own age friends attended and one ran the entire run.

The girls and friends.

When planning for a run of any kind, whether timed or just for fun, like the Color Run, it is best to fuel up. Complex carbs are fabulous and we recommend Sweet Potato Pancakes. They are easy to make and fun to eat. I wish we had made two batches because the girls and daddy ate most of this batch.

Sweet Potato Pancakes
  • 2 cups shredded sweet potato
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • oil for the pan
Squeeze potatoes after you shred them to remove the extra water. Add to a medium bowl with the three eggs, beaten. Stir in flour and salt. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 inch of oil (we used vegetable but Canola would work great as well). Place rounded tablespoon of batter in the skillet and flatten. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side or until crispy. Place on a towel-lined plate to drain while you cook the rest of the batter. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

Looking beautiful while shredding.

She had seconds.

I think this recipe is a keeper.

The #SundaySupper Team decided to embrace Color as well and put together a menu of All Things Orange. Go check out them out!

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing
Kris from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maureen made Sweet Potato Pancakes 

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Valerie from Val’s Food and Or Art made Double Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Brie from Brie’s Bites is making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries
 Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.
We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.
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  1. I love potato pancakes, so I'll have to try this one! Especially with cold applesauce..yummm!

    1. The girl's daddy ate an entire plate before I told him they were sweet potato. He thought I colored regular potatoes somehow.

  2. Congrats on your run!! The color run is on my bucket list. Your sweet potato pancakes are a perfect way to fuel up.

    1. This was my second and the girls first Color Run. So much fun was had by all. Many different running abilities and everyone was supportive of the girls.

  3. This pancakes looks good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing with us, Kris!

    1. They are so easy and a great way to get in healthy veggies. I think we are going to try more different root veggies.

  4. I love sweet potato pancakes and these look yummy.

    1. I loved how easy they were and how much the entire family loved them.

  5. I've got to made these! I'm thinking tonight for a breakfast for dinner since my husband is going out of town this afternoon. And I love the photos of your girls!!

    1. No many ingredients and if you don't have two young girls fighting over who gets to shred the sweet potato it should go pretty quick!

  6. Your sweet potato pancakes look fantastic! Will need to give it a try - BTW - my 8yo says that your daughter looks "very pretty" ~ Bea

    1. Thanks, she loves to dress up and just got some new clothing. Nothing like a new outfit to make a girl feel pretty in the kitchen. We really should use our aprons more.

  7. Mmm...I love potato pancakes and sweet potato sounds like a fantastic variation. I love your comment under the pic of your adorable daughter "looking beautiful while shredding." That made me laugh. And way to go on the run!

    1. She is as much a little beauty queen as my other is a tom-boy. They are so funny.

  8. I'd never do a color run, mainly because I don't like being splashed LOL Great job completing it! Running or not, I'll take a plate (or two) of these pancakes.

    1. Color is powdered and easy to stay away from But it is so fun! The girls had a blast!

  9. Wait. You're getting married in a place called "Devil's Den?" Too bad it isn't on Halloween :) Pancakes sound amazing!

    1. Devil's Den is an amazing state park in Arkansas. We have been going there since before we had the girls. I hiked my first overnight trail there and the girls did their first hikes there. We love Devil's Den! Wait for the pictures.

  10. I've had regular potato pancakes but not sweet potato pancakes. A must try for me.
    Good luck and congrats on the wedding too!

    1. Thanks! These pancakes were so yummy for how simple they were. I highly recommend applesauce but the girls had the with pear preserves. Audrey ate them like biscuits with her hands.

  11. This sounds like a great breakfast! I am going to try a big run in the spring (will be training all winter for it), so it'll be good to have some good training food in mind!

    1. Training for a half right now and I had no idea how much of a difference food makes. Still trying to find good trail food for during the run.

  12. I don't know why I never thought of making Sweet Potato Pancakes before - I love sweet potatoes SO MUCH, so I know I'd be an instant fan of these. Such sweet pictures, too :D

    1. If you can find frozen sweet potato hash browns or make them yourself you will have these in the skillet in minutes. Too easy!

  13. These just sound so darn yummy!!
    Those girls of yours are gorgeous! and Congrats on your run!! :)

    1. The run was more fun than I expected. I thought the girls would stay in the jogger and I would run. I even brought them blankets to hide under during the color stations. You can see how that worked. My friend has a pic of Mo running way out ahead of us.

  14. Yum! I've had these with russet potatoes before, but never thought to do them with sweet potatoes!

  15. Oh, yummy! And what a fun run, for you and the girls!

  16. You are an amazing Mom! Love this story and love this recipe. Thank you for sharing during #SundaySupper!

  17. These sound perfect and I hope this week leading up to the wedding goes very smoothly.

  18. I was out of town when SD had the color run, how fun!! I bet the kids had a blast too. I will definitely make these for my girls, bet they'd love them.

  19. Simple & lovely ! Will be making these. Love the stories about you & your girls :)

  20. Wow! Never have made potato pancakes with sweet potatoes and now wondering how we missed it! They look fantastic and thanks for the inspiration.


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