Last summer, the girls and I attended the incredibly awesome Duck Tape Festival. It was a great day spending time with my daughters, seeing all the Duck Tape creations, playing games, visiting the vendor booths and of course eating fair food! While I would normally choose to have a Gyro with my funnel cake and sugary lemonade, I instead opted for the potato pancakes one food truck was offering. I hadn't eaten a good potato pancake in years. Most have been either pan fried mashed potatoes or tasted more like a hash brown patty, but this one tasted just like the potato pancakes my mom and grandma used to make. Lila had a taste of the pancake at the fair too and like it a LOT. So last week when we were planning dinners, and thinking about warmer summer days, Lila requested the potato pancakes like the ones we ate at the festival. I did some Googling, combined a few recipes and techniques, and came up with, what I believe is an amazing German potato pancake. Like many of my recipes these are super easy to make and just happen to be extremely easy on the wallet too.
Ingredients4-5 medium russet potatoes, washed and unpeeled
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoons of flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for cooking
- Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes and place in a blender, along with the diced onion, flour, egg and salt and pepper to taste.
- Pulsate the potato mixture until it is the consistency of cooked oatmeal, checking frequently to scrape down the sides. Be sure not to create a "potato smoothie" or your pancakes will be thin and grainy. If the mixture is too wet, add another tablespoon of flour.
- Pour oil into skillet and heat. Drop a 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the skillet and flatten slightly with a spatula and cook until the bottom is brown, then flip to cook the other side.
- Serve with a side of sour cream and apple sauce -- or if your kids are like mine, you can serve them with ketchup.
12 - 14 pancakes
A Broken Oven Tip
Another serving option is in addition to the sour cream, top with bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions for a deluxe baked potato kind of feel.
|Lila eating her potato pancakes at the festival.|