Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Potato Pancakes

For co-op, a variation on potato pancakes, because i have lots of sweet potatoes that aren't getting eaten.

Grate a pound of peeled sweet potatoes, and let them drain in a colander for a few minutes.

While they drain, mix 1/2 C flour, 1 t baking powder, 2 t sugar, 1 t brown sugar, and spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger to taste.

Add 1/2 C milk and 2 beaten eggs to the flour, mix well, and add the grated potatoes.

Make into patties and fry.

I'm going to let the kids top it with brown sugar.

Today is:

Be Humble Day

Concordia/Caristia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, Festival of Goodwill

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter -- Roman Catholic Church

Festival of the Perpendicular Sun/Illumination of the Inner Sanctum of Ramses II's Abu Simbel Temple -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Girl Guides Day -- UK

Handing Back of Goblin Orphans Day -- Fairy Calendar (You know, the goblin orphans they adopted 2 days ago! No fairy can tolerate a goblin longer than that.)

Independence Day -- St. Lucia

International World Thinking Day -- a/k/a "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" -- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

National Margarita Day (How is that going to help with the thinking?)

Single Tasking Day (Concentrate! One thing at a time.)

Spay Day USA (Sit! Stay! Spay! Good Owner.)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day

Walking the Dog Day

Washington's Birthday -- US

Anniversaries Today:

Washington University in St. Louis is founded, 1853
Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania, 1955

Birthdays Today:

Drew Barrymore, 1975
Michael Chang, 1972
Lea Salonga, 1971
Clinton Kelly, 1969
Jeri Ryan, 1968
Vijay Singh, 1963
Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, 1962
Julius "Dr. J" Erving, 1950
Dan Millman, 1946
Sparky Anderson, 1934
Edward M. Kennedy, 1932
Robert Wadlow, 1918
John Mills, 1908
Sheldon Leonard, 1907
Robert Young, 1907
Luis Bunuel, 1900
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892
"Chico" Marx, 1891
Lady Baden-Powell, 1889
Lord Baden-Powell, 1857
Frederic Chopin, 1810
George Washington, 1732

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland, 1349
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published, 1632
The English House of Lords rules that authors do not have perpetual copyright of their material, 1774
Jews are expelled from the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, 1775
The first US ship to trade with China, the "Empress of China," sails from New York, 1784
The Last Invasion of Britain by the French begins near Fishguard, Wales, 1797
Spain signs the Adams-Onis Treaty, renouncing its claim to the Oregon territory and west Florida, 1819
Spain sells east Florida to the US, 1821
Edward Payson Weston, "The Father of Modern Pedestrianism," who gave lectures on the health benefits of walking, first comes into the public eye by leaving on this date to walk to Lincoln's inauguration, a distance of 478 miles, 1861*
Frank W. Woolworth opens the first US chain store, his "Woolworth's" 5 and 10 cent store, in Utica, NY, 1879
John Reid of Scotland establishes a 3 hole golf course near Yonkers, New York, thus introducing the game to the US, 1888
Hawaii becomes a US territory, 1900
Due to drought, the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water, 1903
The Great White Fleet, the first US fleet to circumnavigate the globe, returns to Virginia, 1909
Calvin Coolidge gives the first US presidential radio address, 1924
Bert Hinkler successfully completes the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Australian swimmer John Konrads sets 6 world records in two days, 1958
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500, 1959
Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices, 1973
In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history, 1980
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned, 1997

*Yes, he got there in 10 days, in time for the inaugural ball!


  1. Well, now. I love sweet potatoes. And pancakes. Can't lose with this recipe!

    SO glad to hear about the adoptions! Woohoo!

    Thinking of you, your hands, the kittens, the shelter.


  2. Thanks, Hilary and PonyGirl. The kids (except one) liked or even loved them.

    One of the other teachers wants to make them more savory, and serve for dinner along side pork chops.

  3. that is sounding really tasty.

    I've got a crazy love affair with sweet potatoes...for what it's worth i like this soup alot-
    and sub whatever you want. chicken brother, canned tomatoes,olive oil, peanut butter or just add peanut butter... you know how it goes :}

    that and just baked sweet potatoe fries. i love them so much, more than regular fries usually..especially with a chipotle dipping sauce. nomnomnom.

    now i want those sweet potatoe pancakes now..oh so very desperately


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