Sweet Potato Pancakes with Toasted Marshmallows

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 5 servings
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1 large sweet potato

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons melted and 1 tablespoon cold

1/4 cup flour 

1/4 cup pure maple syrup 

1/4 cup whole milk 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

2 eggs, separated 

10 large marshmallows, halved 


Special equipment:
a butane kitchen torch
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Using a fork, pierce the sweet potato all over, then bake for 1 hour. Cool the potato slightly, then carefully cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, the 4 tablespoons melted butter, the flour, maple syrup, milk, cinnamon and egg yolks. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a separate, very clean mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with a whisk until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the potato mixture.
  4. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop out the potato mixture. Form the pancakes with your hands and carefully place in the hot pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, then remove from the pan and top each pancake with 2 marshmallow halves. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the top of the marshmallows, then serve.