American sweet potato pancakes

These airy pancakes are a staple in an American breakfast, but these have been made with sweet potato.

Creation by Bas van Kranen, Bord’Eau*, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

American sweet potato pancakes

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sweet potato



egg yolk



self-raising flour




pinch of





egg white, beaten



maple syrup

Preparation method

  • Steam the sweet potatoes in a steamer at 130°C and steam at 50% for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the skin and blend the cooked sweet potato with the egg yolk, self-raising flour, milk, and salt in a blender until smooth.
  • Gently fold in the beaten egg white.
  • Fry the potatoes in a frying pan with a little oil.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve the traditional way with maple syrup.
  • As a component in a dessert with mascarpone, orange, and roasted almonds.
  • Serve with the breakfast buffet with Jerusalem artichoke caramel.

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