Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Im Back with a recipe for Potato Pancakes

Hello everyone, I am back from a much needed break.  You know when you get overwhelmed with everything that gets thrown in your lap at once?  Well that is where I was but I am back now and I ready to show you a few things I have cooked up since I was gone.  I made these potato pancakes for my husband last weekend.  I have never been a fan of them and every single recipe I have tried they were a complete mess.  I came across this recipe by watching some random youtube recipes and this one I thought surely I couldnt mess this one up.  I had to make a few changes to it and my husband was in love with these.  I am still not a fan of potato pancakes but hey if it makes him happy and isnt a bother for me to make, it doesnt matter right?  Ok so here is the recipe, enjoy!


1 cup of water
1 egg
1 cup of leftover potatoes or instant potatoes
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 cup of flour to start


In a large mixing bowl add the water and eggs make sure the water is cold.  Beat the egg in the water and then add the potatoes and seasonings.  From here add the flour, if you need more than a quarter cup of flour you will have to eyeball it and slowly add the flour until its the consistency of pancake batter.  Next heat up a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil and spoon in your potato pancakes, they take a few minutes to crisp up so leave them alone.  The more you mess with them the more likely they are to fall apart.  When you can move the pancake freely in the pan and the outer edge is lightly browned its time for you to flip them.  The second side doesnt take as long to brown up, just give it a few minutes and remember the less you move them with the spatula the better.  When they can move freely just by tipping the skillet they are ready.  I served these with some spicy ketchup, its just ketchup, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper.  Give it a good mix and its done.  Have these with some fried eggs or just by themselves.  Here is a picture of how my husband enjoyed them.

Well I hope you like this recipe guys and live, laugh and love take care!

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