Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recipe: Potato Pancakes

When I had 4 large organic potatoes growing sprouts I knew I needed to come up with some way to use them.  I really don't cook with potatoes very much so my friend google, helped me figure out what to do. 

I found Emeril's Potato Pancake recipe and after reading several reviews thought it was worth a shot.  I'm not a big measurer, so I didn't follow the recipe exactly.   

- 4 large potatoes (pealed)
- 1/2 large onion
- 1 egg
- handful of parsley (I grabbed a few leaves from the garden)
- 1 tbsp of flour
- 1 tbsp of italian breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper 
Step 1 - grate potatoes and onion
Step 2 - squeeze excess liquid out of potato and onion mixture.  I just got my hands dirty and grabbed gobs of the mixture and squeezed.  There might have been a cleaner/classier way to do it, but this worked.  Below is a picture of the excess liquid. 
Step 3 - Mix in egg, flour, bread crumbs, parsely, salt and pepper.  Mash up together - again I just used my hands. 
Step 4 - heat oil in frying pan.  I used probably a half a cup (not the healthies recipe - but worth it!)  Add scopps of batter and mash down into a pattie.  Fry for about 5 minutes per side. 
Step 6 - Enjoy!  These are fantastic with apple sauce on the side.

This recipe is not very nutritious and is kind of loaded with fat, so I decided to pair this with some healthy grilled chicken and veggies.  The plain skewers are for my veggie hating husband. 
Tasty dinner!  I ended up having 2 skewers and a side salad and maybe a second potato pancake :)


  1. I love pot.pancakes! They make the best 'hashbrown' at breakfast!

  2. haha those skewers have extremely limited balance in the veggie arena

  3. I love, love, love, LOVE potato pancakes! And paired with skewers you really can't go wrong!

  4. You made my day. I've got some potatoes I need to use up! YUM.

  5. Yay potato pancakes!
    One bonus to growing up in a Jewish household was the abundance of Latkes (as we call them). I only consider myself Jewish when it comes to food :)