Friday, November 28, 2008

Potatocakes

Mom's potatocakes. Not potato pancakes. Not latkes. Not potato cakes. It's "potatocakes."

I asked her how to make them. She said, "It's so EASY. There's no RECIPE." I asked her to humor me.

So you peel about four Idaho or Russet potatoes. Then you grate them on the smallest side of your grater. You aren't looking for shreds here. You want mush.


Take off any water that accumulates on the top. Just keep skimming. Then "ya throw an egg in." Add a scant half cup of flour, mix it all up, and fry in hot oil. Drain on paper towels. Ha! Who am I kidding? They don't get much time on the towels. I'm too anxious to eat them!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

a dish from my childhood, mom still makes them but they aren't as good now...
I think she uses potato flakes now instead of real taters

Kit Knitty said...

Oh, those look delicious! I love all variations on the potato.

Janey said...

Yummy they look delicious!!

LLangevoort said...

I can hear your mom saying, "Ya just throw an egg in"..lmao.

Anonymous said...

They are polish: placki ziemniaczane.