Sunday, 27 April 2014

Potato pancakes


Potato pancakes by Carole's Chatter
 
I've called this dish potato pancakes but they are more of a cross between pancakes and blinis.  
They make a tasty big or little platform for putting things on linke sour cream, chilli, salmon caviar etc. 

Potato pancakes by Carole's Chatter
 
First you need to bake your potatoes on a bed of rock or other coarse salt.  This dries out the potatoes and helps them combine better with the other ingredients.  I used roasting potatoes (Agria).
You bake your potatoes whole and unpeeled for an hour and a half in a moderately hot oven.  When done let them cool so you can handle them without burning yourself.
You scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl and mash the potato (it would be even better if you had a ricer but I don't)
Beat into the mixture 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks using a wooden spoon. Stir in ¼ cup of normal flour and then ¼ cup of hot cream (or milk) followed by another ¼ cup of flour.  Season with heaps of salt and ground white pepper.
Beat the 2 egg whites with a pinch of salt until they get to firm peaks stage.  Stir a spoonful into your batter first and then fold the rest of the egg whites in. 

Potato pancakes by Carole's Chatter
 
I made this in advance so covered the mix and put it in the fridge for a few hours.
 
Potato pancakes by Carole's Chatter
 
This makes quite a lot of potato pancakes but you can freeze the leftovers in air tight containers with wax paper between layers of the pancakes.

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE potato pancakes... this looks delicious!!

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  2. Ooh thanks, they look delicious! I'm going to give them a try.

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  3. Great look pancakes. I make my own gravlax on a regular occasion and these would be the perfect accompaniment.

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  4. I'll dream of having these someday when carbs are welcome at the table again!

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  5. I didn't know the trick about baking potatoes on salt. My potato pancakes always fall apart and I end up with scrambled potatoes. I need to try this!

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  6. Interesting to bake the potatoes- on salt- before making the pancakes. They look delicious.

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  7. Yummm. My mom used to make something similar with leftover mashed potatoes.

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  8. You can call them whatever you like, I'll eat them up! Good tip about freezing them. Thank you for linking, Carole.

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