The Chew: Daphne Oz’s Sweet Potato Pancakes Topped With Eggs
The Chew paid homage to the art of brunching with great brunch recipes and a visit from singer Grace Potter. Clinton Kelly was absent from the show, but they did have DJ Brik Mason spinning a brunch-worthy set.
Daphne Oz served up her sweet potato pancakes to Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Mario Batali. The pancakes were made out of sweet potatoes, apples and onions with eggs on top. She said there are some myths about brunch, and set up a game of Daphne Debunks.
The Chew polled the audience before the show about brunch myths. The first myth was that eggs are too high in cholesterol and should be avoided. 22% of the audience said this is true but Oz said it’s false. She said you can enjoy eggs in moderation and they have a lot of protein.
The Chew: Coffee Won’t Stunt Your Growth
The next myth was that a parfait is heathy. Mario Batali was confused about what a parfait is – it has layers of fruit, yogurt and granola. 38% of the audience said that parfaits are heathy but they can actually contain up to 350 calories. Daphne said that the sweetened yogurt and sweetened fruit compote in a parfait can make them unhealthy, and she suggested making your own with low sugar granola and low fat yogurt.
Symon was curious about the myth that coffee stunts your growth. His father is very tall and Symon is not, and he wondered if his high intake of coffee was to blame. 33% of the audience thought that coffee stunts your growth but it is not true. A Harvard study recently showed that coffee has a ton of antioxidants in it.
Oz said that by 2080, 70% of the world’s coffee could be wiped out because of climate change that’s affecting Arabica plants. Symon said he’ll be dead by then so he’s not too worried. Batali was more concerned about there being no chicken and beef.
The Chew: Restaurant Secrets About Brunch
Oz also revealed some restaurant secrets. She asked if brunch was a good deal for people or if they were getting scammed. Symon said that brunch foods like eggs, pancakes and waffles cost restaurants pennies to make. They make the most money off of brunch, but a lot of restaurants aren’t open for brunch.
Brunch is difficult for some restaurants to pull off especially with a tired staff from the night before. Symon warned that people shouldn’t eat at brunch buffets. He said brunch isn’t a good deal financially but it’s delicious. Batali said that he loves Bloody Mary’s, oysters and Eggs Benedict for brunch.
Check out Oz’s easy recipe for sweet potato pancakes topped with eggs below.
Daphne Oz’s Sweet Potato Pancakes
- 1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
- 5 fresh eggs
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1 peeled and grated sweet potato
- 1/2 grated onion
- 1/2 grated apple
- 1 grated carrot
- 2 lightly beaten egg whites
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Fill a wide saucepan halfway with water and add the vinegar. Bring the pan to a simmer. Break your eggs into a bowl one at a time and slide them into the water. Poach the eggs for two to three minutes and then remove them from the pan.
Heat half of the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Wring out your apples, onions, potatoes and carrots in a paper towel so they won’t be runny. Mix the apples, onions, potatoes and carrots with the egg whites and flour, then stir in the salt and pepper.
Add the batter to the pan in the form of 2 1/2 to three inch pancakes. Fry the pancakes until they’re golden brown and add more oil as needed.