Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Potato Pancakes X Two

The first meal my husband made for me was not long after we met.  Not long after I prepared quite a meal for him that he was fortunate to have survived.  That sentence is my "cliff hanger".  You'll just have to keep coming back and coming back to read all about it--someday, I promise!

Being from the mid-south (as opposed to the rice eating deeper south), I thought I'd had potatoes done in every way imaginable.  I was wrong.  He said he was going to prepare potato pancakes for a light dinner.  Little did I know what a treat I was in for as I patiently waited for him to laboriously grate those potatoes!  He said they were good with applesauce but he served them up with a dab of sour cream and cherry preserves.  Oh my goodness!

Before I give you his recipe, I want you to pay Valli a visit over at More Than Burnt Toast for her Smokey Potato Pancake recipe.  It's in my "bookmarks" to prepare very soon.  If you've not visited her, you are in for a real treat!!

Here's how Andrew made our potato pancakes.

Potato Pancakes (Placki z Kartofli)

2 cups raw potatoes, grated
2 Tbsp flour
2 well-beaten eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Mix all the ingredients together well.  If batter seems too thin, add a bit more flour.

Heat griddle to medium high.  Add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil.  When oil is hot, drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto griddle and spread out as thinly as possible.

Fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with applesauce or sour cream and preserves.