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Brainstorming with fried potato pancakes

Fried potato pancakes
A plate of potato pancakes on the table and a glass of milk

 

There are so many recipes from potatoes you can read  at Google, Yahoo or Bing.  But I would like to share the best recipe ever how to prepare crunchy outside and soft and tasty inside  fried  potato pancakes( flat cakes). This recipe came from my family (my grandmas’ recipe) but I will share with you all, guys …..So…. there is a real brainstorming with fried potato pancakes recipe!

 

                       A little bit about potatoes and potato pancakes

 

Potatoes are the fourth largest crop in the World and they came from Latino America. As a result, they were introduced to Europe in 15th. Century. However,  potatoes ( and brainstorming with potato pancakes ) are rich in vitamins ( vitamin C, B 6) and  full of fibers. The  skin  improve blood lipid levels and regulate blood glucose.  So, highly recommended for people with diabetes. Also, gluten-free produce. In  other words, potatoes and brainstorming with fried potato crepes are good substitute for bread, grain, or pasta dishes.

Meanwhile, we have a large variety : red and white, yellow also, purple, russet and etc. Of cause, you all can prepare different kind of dishes. Therefore, we see baked  and fried or boiled. Also, mashed potatoes or improvisation with potato pancakes: simple fried potato pancakes. In other words, potato pancakes are a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on the skillet. They , also, called potato crepes…

 

                   What are fried potato pancakes?

My favorite food is chocolate, cakes also, meat and pasta dishes but potato pancakes? No way! What are they? French fries? No, no, no! In short, what kind of food is potato pancakes? And, how to prepare them? However, many questions going through your head, right? But believe me, potato flat cakes are very easy to prepare and super – tasty. They are crunchy on the outside and of cause, soft on the inside. These crepes are one of my favorite and easiest dishes to prepare,though. In conclusion, I believe they will become one your favourite foods too.. And brainstorming with fried potato pancakes makes you excited!

                    What makes these fried potato crepes so delicious?

First: spices, salt.

Second, a crispy outside with a soft inside. Flat cakes need a minimum of spices.  Just only a pinch of black pepper also, a clove of  garlic, couple slices of onion and, of cause, a pinch of salt.

Also, when frying them, they become crunchy outside and wonderfully tasty and soft inside though.

And: quick preparation (15-20 min.)

Third: grilling in skillet (5- 7 min.)

 

Then,  use a medium size bowl

                        Also:

a hand iron grinder

or electric vegetable grinder (even better)

                           First part of brainstorming with flat cakes

I like to add vegetables like zucchini, carrots and  pumpkin or squash, even meat….or just go with the simple original way. It is up to you because you are the queen of your thoughts!. However, decided  add vegetables: just grained them up and mix together with grained potatoes.When I decide to use meat , mix beef or pork.   That makes meat softer. Of cause , you can use veal, goat and etc.

                         Second part of improvisation with potato crepes

Also, drizzles of something creamy ( sour cream) or crunchy (bacon) or whatever you can think of: chopped dill or parsley and green onions. Also, I  use sour cream and onion/bacon dressing or go with just tablespoon of sour cream.

Any way you all choose to prepare potato pancakes y’all will enjoy. Frying potato pancakes – takes less time to prepare.  Adding vegetables or even meat, takes longer but you REALLY enjoy the dish. Everything is up to you! I believe potato pancakes will become most wanted dish on your dinner table!

                        Simple improvisation with  fried potato pancakes

 

Author: Jidrone Paliskis

Prep time:   10 min. (with electric grinder)

Fry time: 5 – 8 min

Total time: 15 – 25 min.

simple tasty fried potato pancakes
simple tasty fried potato pancakes

 

 

Ingredients:

Potatoes: 5 – 6 large (russet)

Onion: 1 medium size ( yellow or sweet)

eggs: 2 large or 3 medium

And:

flour: 1 tablespoon

tasty potato pancakes with sour cream and cup of coffee

garlic: 1 clove, minced

salt: a pinch

Also,we need for flat cake:

oil: 1 cup ( sunflower, olive, canola, vegetable or any one)

pepper (optional): pinch

vegetables ( optional): zucchini, squash or  pumpkin also, carrots.

meat ( optional): beef, pork or veal – ground/ combination

You need:

medium size bowl and large size skillet, the biggest spoon you all have or a small size of ladle.

 

For dressing:                                                       

simple tasty potato crepes
A plate of potato crepes on the table.

onion: 1 medium

and

bacon: 10 slices ( or less)

sour cream: 2-3 tablespoons

and/or

dill or parsley, green onions ( optional)

 

Instruction for preparing fried pancakes

 

First, peel potatoes, wash them good and using a grinder ( hand or electric) grate them in the bowl.

Second, dice onion and mince garlic. Then, beat eggs

In addition, add onions, garlic,  beaten eggs  and  flour, salt and mix well

Tip: if you want to add vegetables, it is a perfect time to do so, just grate them and mix everything together.

 

                Workflow of  fried flat cakes

Take a big skillet and pour 0.5 cup of vegetable oil ( or any kind is OK) and  heat for 30 sec. to 1 min. Now, the fun part starts: take the biggest spoon you have at home or a small size ladle. Grab some potato batter with the ladle (or spoon) and pour in to the skillet. After that, I always  lower the heat to medium. You need to lower the heat too( otherwise  pancakes will burn). Also, add vegetable oil if need. Fry one side ( like pancakes) and when the side become a nice golden brown color (but not to dark) just turn over. Fry till golden brown color and VOILA! YOU DONE!

tip: add some more oil to the skillet if you need to.

              Dressing for pancakes:

Mix chopped onion and cut bacon slices (10). Fry on skillet.Then,  when almost done, just add sour cream and fry together around one minute. For the creativity you can sprinkle chopped dill, parsley and/or  green onions, sour cream, and even little pieces of salmon on the top.

 

                       Brainstorming with fried potato pancakes with meat

If  y’all decide to add the meat it is a little more work you need to do.

First, you need to prepare the meat:

0.5 LB.of beef

0.5 LB, of pork

0.5 cup of milk

              Simple brainstorming with fried potato pancakes  with sour cream

 

crunchy outside and soft inside simple potato pancakes
crunchy potato pancakes

pinch of seasoning

pinch of salt and pepper

Mix altogether very well.

 

tip:
If y’all  don’t want add milk  also, you can use beef bullion. I put a spoon of bouillon powder to the hot water (0.5 cup ) and mix together.

Next:

Follow instruction from 1 to 4. In the skillet with hot oil pour potatoes batter and start frying one side.

Then:

 

Take little ball of meat and smash it ( make a little pancake). Then, put on the top of frying potatoes batter. Next, cover a skillet and lower the heat. Then, when you see the meat change the color ( become a little bit brown) pour potatoes batter on the top of meat.  Cover a skillet and fry again for a little bit more. After that, flip on the other side and fry until golden brown. And …. ALL DONE! Finally, you just fried a potato-meat crepes! What a brainstorming fried potato pancake recipe!

Put on the plate and sprinkle chopped dill  or parsley, green onions. Or, just go with chopped and fried onion/bacon dressing. In addition, pour sour cream on the side. Enjoy!

                VOILA! BON APPETIT!

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