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Dinner Tonight: Sweet Potato Pancakes

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Ah, breakfast for dinner. Last time I made pancakes, they were light and fluffy with bright lemon curd as the topping. But with fall creeping in, I decided to make these sweet potato pancakes from Chow, which looked like the perfect way to celebrate the coming cool weather. Doesn't it make you want to curl up with some cider and watch the leaves change colors?

My only worry was how long they would take. A sweet potato needs to bake for well over an hour sometimes but luckily these are peeled, shredded, and cooked in a non-stick skillet until soft and slightly browned—which takes about five minutes. In the meantime, you can whip up the batter. When the potatoes are done it's pancake time.

Though I had my stack with the obligatory butter and maple syrup, I think the flavors beg for something a tad different. My thought: peanut butter. Any other ideas?

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