The Sweet Potato: 5 Ways to Spice up This Sweet Spud

Sweet Potato Pancakes

There are a couple of different ways to make sweet potato pancakes. The traditional way is to make them from shredded potato, like a latke. These can be served at any time of day and usually include diced onion, salt and pepper. Another way you can go is to mix whipped sweet potato into a traditional pancake batter and cook them up on the griddle for breakfast. Maple syrup and butter are a must for the breakfast version, and try adding a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon for extra yum.

Related Articles


  • "Sweet Potato Facts." (May 26, 2011).
  • "Sweet Potatoes." (May 26, 2011).
  • "What is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?" (May 26, 2011).


Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?

Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?

Peppers are getting hotter these days. But who is eating them and why? HowStuffWorks looks at the hottest of the hot and why we eat them.

More to Explore