Sweet Potato Pancakes

Makes about 12 "silver dollars"

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sweet potato puree

2 tablespoons melted butter or canola oil

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Butter for the skillet

1. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat sweet potato, butter and egg with fork until well mixed. Pour over flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined (it'll be slightly lumpy).

2. Melt a bit of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter onto skillet and be patient. The pancakes will be ready to flip once bubbles start to form on top. Cook another minute or two and serve hot. (Alton Brown has a great technique for making pancakes if you're wondering how to know when the griddle it hot enough, etc. I saw him demo it at last year's NYC Wine & Food Festival —a real treat indeed).