Monday, 7 February 2011

Potato Pancakes

I got my first food processor this Christmas (after 35 years of marriage) and wonder how I did without it for so long. Tonight I grated potatoes and onion for this recipe in just a minute or so. I did not peel the potatoes. The pancakes were delicious and were served with baked fish and steamed vegetables.

Grate: 8 medium potatoes, (leave peel on)
           1 medium onion

Beat : 2 eggs with a whisk until they are frothy and add 
          4 tablespoons of flour
          1 teaspoon salt

Add grated potato and onion to egg and mix well.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan and when the pan is hot, fry potatoes until well browned on each side. Flatten the potatoes so the pancakes are quite thin. Repeat until all potatoes are cooked, adding more oil to the pan as necessary.

Makes 12 pancakes.

Serve plain, with applesauce, sour cream, ketchup or other topping of your choice.

Here is an alternate (very easy) version from Mennonite Girls Can Cook

  • 3 cups peeled chopped raw potatoes
  • 1/2 onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 green onions (scallions) chopped

  1. Put all ingredients but the green onions into blender container. 
  2. Cover and blend, stopping to make sure all ingredients are getting chopped. 
  3. Push down onions or potatoes with a spatula if necessary. 
  4. Continue till blended well. Some coarseness of the potatoes and onions is O.K.
  5. Stir in green onions.
  6. Pour batter onto hot greased griddle. Brown then flip once to brown the other side.
  7. Serve with sour cream and applesauce.


Anonymous said...

just made these; the only problem is they just jump in your mouth.....

Ruth said...

I know what you mean! So easy with the food processor...