Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Today’s choice off the Breakfast Menu was sweet Potato Pancakes from Cracker Barrel.

I was on my way to check out a movie on a Sunday afternoon and I decided to stop into Cracker Barrel for some grub. I originally wanted the Uncle Herschel's Favorite which is my go-to dish there because of its collection of eggs, hash brown casserole and catfish. A special menu item caught my eye. It was Sweet Potato Pancakes. I have never had them before so I decided to try them out.

 They were delicious. I am not really a pancake person. I will typically go for French Toast or a Waffle before I choose pancakes. Nothing against them but they can often be poorly done or taste processed. These pancakes were very tasty. It was like a combination of sweet potato pie and cake. The pancakes were a little dense but had a fluffiness to the, They tasted almost creamy in texture. There was a cinnamon butter on the top that was a little sweet for my taste. I mistakenly slathered it on the pancakes like I would regular butter and I regretted it soon after.

One reason I am usually hesitant to order pancakes is because they are usually too big and dense and I never finish them. This time was no exception. I had to tap out after the second pancake in the stack (of three) It helped that the last pancake was burnt so it tasted wrong. The other cakes were a delight so I overlooked the bitter char on the last one.

Overall I would give the cakes a solid 3 out of 5.

They were tasty but incomplete. I would like less of the sugary butter and maybe a more consistent presentation. I am not expecting much from a cracker barrel but it exceeded my expectations.

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