Monday, June 16, 2008

Potato Pancake, Take 1

Somewhere between walking into the kitchen to make dinner and finding the pan to cook it in I completely changed my mind about what we were going to eat. I had planned to make frittata with lox, but wasn't really in the mood. Instead I decided to try my hand at potato pancakes.

I'd never made a potato pancake before. I'd never read a recipe for one. But, I've eaten enough of then to figure that I had a pretty good idea. So I grated two potatoes, added a couple of eggs, two tablespoons of flour, and mixed it all together.

The batter looked okay in the bowl, but the finished product was too eggy. Also, I forgot to add an onion. However, topped with lox and served with tomato, cucumber and chives, dinner was still rather yummy.

Next time I make them, I am going to use the following recipe, which still hasn't been tested, but got the approval from my mother-in-law.


Anonymous said...

Okay Erin, So you know I have been reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I’m trying to eat more locally, responsibly, and healthfully. Since this was the first Saturday I was home in quite some time, I went to the local farmers market bright and early. I bought a variety of lettuces, beets, radishes, basil, chives, bok choy, local cheeses (feta and fresh mozzarella), and tomatoes (obviously started inside). I'm open to any recipe suggestions (so far I’ve eaten a lot of caprice salad) but mostly I don’t know what to do with the bok choy, and maybe something with the radishes. Thanks, Colleen.

Erin said...

Sounds like you got an excellent assortment of veggies. Here are some suggestions:
* I like to braised bok choy with some garlic in chicken stock. This is a great accompaniment to sesame tuna or salmon with wasabi vinaigrette
* Radishes are nice quartered and sautéed with a little butter, salt, and chives. This goes unexpectedly well with scrambled eggs.
* You can also make a simple salad if radishes with carrots and raisins.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Colleen