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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Potato Pancakes


We had this dish with a salad last night for supper.  A new recipe for us and the boys, all 3, loved it.  So this will go on our menu list.  The original recipe came from a book that has been on my shelf for a long time.  The Complete Book of Vegetarian Cooking.  I just looked and the copyright is 1997, I think I picked this up at the post book store in Germany.  I like the book a lot, every recipe has a picture.  I so enjoy cookbooks with pictures, I guess I eat with my eyes long before I taste the food, LOL.  I find it hard to read a recipe and be able to see what I think it will look like when it is finished.

Anyway back to the recipe, I changed it a bit so here is my adaptation:

1 small onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 TBSP Olive Oil
3 medium potatoes grated
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 tsp oregano
pinch S&P
2 eggs
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 TBSP Peanut Oil

First I heated the O Oil in a pan and cooked the onion and garlic just a bit, maybe 5 min.  I did not brown the onion.  Then I added the potatoes, thawed corn, oregano, S&P, eggs and 1/4 cup cheese into a bowl and stirred.  Then add the onion and garlic to the bowl.  Make sure this is all mixed will.  Add the peanut oil to an oven safe pan.  Heat on the stove at a medium heat.  This mixture will make 4 large "pancakes" or fritters, not sure exactly what to call them.  Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into the pan and shape into a pancake with your spatula, do the same until you have 4 good sized pancakes in your pan.  Let this cook covered for just a couple of minutes, then decrease the heat to Lo, and let it cook, covered, for about 10-15 minutes.  I used a lo heat so the bottom would not burn but the potatoes would be cooked through.  Check a couple of times to make sure nothing is burning.  When the top is soft to touch, OK so be careful, but this was the only way I could test to see if the potatoes were cooked, add the last 1/4 cup cheese to the top of the pancakes and put the pan in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Serve hot.  They were delicious!

1 comment:

Carol Flett said...

That looks yummy! I just might have to give it a try. I just substitute coconut oil for any other oil and it works great for us.