Sweet Potato / Camote Pancakes

A friend showed me this new herb, for me, this new tea, called Matico. Other Names: Cordoncillo, hierba soldado, achotlín, matico de la altura. It’s from an evergreen tree of the pepper family, and has medicinal properties in the leaves: an an astringents, for internal and external bleeding, throat inflammation, diarrhea, dysentery, bruises, bumps, tumors of the matrix, ulcers in the stomach simple, vaginitis, bronchitis, herpes, urinary infections, digestion, diarrhea etc.
Drink the tea three or four times a day helps to dissolve kidney stones, gallbladder and ulcer healing. Gargling of the Matico infusion help relieve tonsillitis.

 Recipe of the Day –  Camote Pancakes


3 large camotes/sweet potatoes

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan of boiling water, and cook until tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, and immediately immerse in cold water to loosen skins. Drain, remove skins, chop, and mash.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Mix mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, milk and butter in a separate medium bowl. Blend sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture to form a batter.
  3. Preheat a lightly greased griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter mixture onto the prepared griddle by heaping tablespoonfuls, and cook until golden brown, turning once with a spatula when the surface begins to bubble.

Word of the Day – diarrea – diarrhea

Tip of the Day –Eat the camotes here. They are sweet and starchy and purple inside! There are thousands of other potatoes, too. Yum! So fun to try them all out!

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Potato / Camote Pancakes

  1. Hello from Cotacachi. I just found your blog and fabulous recipes. I love camotes and am looking forward to making them. I want to double check that the “1” after “salt” is a typo and not part of the amount of nutmeg. When I go to the Mercado Sunday (our market day), I’ll be sure to get some. I’m loving reading this. Take care.

    1. Oh, thanks, Cynthia! Yeah, that “1”after salt is a typo and didn’t belong there. Thanks for finding it!

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