Saturday, October 9, 2010

Potato Pancake Happiness!

I'm still trying out all the recipes I know that includes potatoes. I decided to make one of my husband's favorites, potato pancakes, (otherwise known as latkes)!
I use a food processor to shred the potatoes. It's fast and easy.  I used about 7 medium sized potatoes.
To the shredded potatoes, I add 1 chopped medium onion, 2 cloves of garlic minced, 2 tablespoons of flour, and 2 eggs.  These are eggs we got from the family farm.  Look at the color of the yolks!  The yolk is a brilliant yellow, unlike eggs you get at the supermarket.  These yolks are richer in nutrients because the farm hens are free-range chickens so they eat a lot of grubs and such, and they eat only organic feed. 
Aren't these eggs just beautiful?  Can you see the bantam egg in the bunch?
Check out the bantam egg on the right, it's so little compared to the regular size egg.  Cute.
Mix ingredients with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Spoon the mix onto a heated oiled frying pan. Flatten the spoonfuls with your spoon to shape the pancakes, and cook until brown on both sides.
Doesn't this look just amazing?
I was so excited about the potato pancakes until the cleanup. I was washing the lid of the food processor, and it slipped out of my hands and fell into the sink. The force of the fall broke off pieces of the locking mechanism on the lid... Pooh! Now I can't close the lid to use the food processor. Sooooo annoying!  I tried looking online for a replacement part / lid, but this food processor is so old, they don't sell those pieces anymore.  Argh!
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  1. Lovely potato pancakes, one of my favorites! Sometimes I add shredded zucchini (well squeezed to get out as much moisture as possible) and sometimes I also add shredded carrot with the zucchini. I make them a bit thicker when I use zucchini, as it cooks down so much.

    Bummer about the processor. I couldn't cook without mine :-(

  2. The potato pancakes look yummy! Hey .. I broke part of my lid on my food processor and was about to part with it .. when my sister-in-law bought me a special glue that is super-super durable. Now it's like new. Send me an email if you want the name (It's ..(the glue) .. is all the way down in the basement two floors below me .. otherwise I'd just tell you here) sillyoldmeatyahoodotcom

  3. Try this website for you food processor lid. My bowl is cracking and they were the only one that carried it.

  4. Those potato pancakes look fantastic!!!!

    I love fresh eggs... hoping for my own chickens in 2011!

    Meems, can you super glue the pieces back on? Try it!

  5. I don't remember the last time I had latkes. I did used to love them though. Maybe this is just the motivation that I need.

  6. They look scrumptious! Sorry about your food processor, but I'm very happy for the recipe.

  7. Glad to have come across your blog. Needless to say I will be asking my wife to prepare latkes soon. I am sorry to hear about your food processor though. I hope the advice about superglue works.

  8. Aw, I hate it when I break things.

    Hopefully you can find a replacement.

  9. yay for Asian people who can make kick ass latkes! :) (I'm one of them too, but mine are not nearly as beautiful!)

  10. Ha. I was in Frankfurt Germany at a street fair last week and they were making potato pancakes with apfel sauce and we DIDN'T ty them (calories.) That was dumb! Yours look just as good...


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