When we were growing up my mother always told us not to peel the Sweet Potatoes when we eat them because nutrients were hiding in those peels. She was right. Aside from a good source of fiber, Sweet potatoes have plenty of nutrients in them.
I call it Sweet Potato PanCakes Surprise because you can surprise your family or friends with different fillings in the cakes each time you make them. They are like chocolates in a sense that people will never know what they're gonna get until they bite into it.
My simple filling is composed of (mostly leftovers) sliced ham, sliced cooked chicken, grated jalapeno jack cheese. If I have leftover roast beef I'd throw it in there too with peas & carrots.
1/2 stick butter
Microwave the Sweet Potatoes for 5 minutes until soft (microwave one at a time).
Mash with fork until smooth. Stir in the butter or mash sweet potatoes and butter together.
For the filling:
1 cup cooked chicken, sliced into cubes (I used left over rotisserie chicken)
1 cup sliced ham
dash of freshly cracked pepper
1 cup jalapeno jack cheese, grated
Mix everything in a bowl
1 cup panko bread crumbs for coating the cakes
Canola oil for frying
1) Put the Panko bread crumbs in a bowl. Drop about 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes right into the bread crumbs, spreading them out to form a circle.
2) Put about 1/4 cup of fillings on the mashed sweet potatoes.
3) Make a patty by taking another 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes and place it on top of the filling, covering the entire bottom sweet potatoes. Sprinkle patty with more crumbs.
4) Repeat procedure until everything is used up. You might have some leftover fillings you can use for something else.
5) Heat about 2 TB canola oil in a frying pan and fry the patties, 3-4 patties at a time depending on the size.
It doesn't have to be a perfect circle.
Put some fillings on the mashed sweet potatoes and make a patty.
Coat patties with Panko bread crumbs
Just a little bit of oil is needed to fry these cakes.
Serve them with maple syrup if you desire.