This might be the strangest way to eat potatos yet. Green (purple) sweet potato pancakes.
I used a really basic pancake recipe for this:
- 1 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (or 1 tsp baking powder)
- Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup baked, mashed purple sweet potato
Sift and mix your dry ingredients. Beat and mix your wets. Combine. Make as pancakes. Add more flour or milk depending on how thick you like things. I like my batter pretty thin.
This is when things got a little weird. Naturally, my batter started out quite purple. As the pancake cooked, it almost instantly turned green. And not a dull green, but a serious, Leprechaun green.
Even with purple chunks of sweet potato present, any potato that was properly mixed into the batter turned bright green.
This has not happened when baking sweet potato muffins, and the ingredients are more of less the same. Perhaps a higher temperature on the skillet is what allows some chemical reaction to take place. More research (read: eating pancakes) is clearly necessary.