03.29.12

FOOD / 19


i say potato, and you say “i’m comin’ right over!” ahhh yes, the power of the potato. bri and i know it well, and that’s probably how we found ourselves with bellies full of bottega louie’s amazing potato pancakes last weekend. i left that place with only one thing on my mind. NEED MORE POTATO PANCAKES. so i tooled around a bit in the kitchen and came up with this recipe. it’s super easy and satisfying. maybe not as good as theirs, but it definitely does the trick!


what you’ll need:
• 3 russet potatoes peeled and cubed
• 3 garlic cloves
• 2 green onions, chopped (so you get lots of little green circles)
• 1/3 cup sour cream (plus some extra for serving with the finished product)
• 1 egg, gently beaten
• salt and pepper to taste
• 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

what to do:
• peel garlic cloves and give’em a good smash.
• place the cut potatoes and smashed garlic into a large pot and cover with water so that they are all submerged, cover and bring to a boil.
* cook for about ten minutes or until the potatoes are tender when poked with a fork.

once those spuds are cooked:
•  drain the potatoes, and remove the garlic cloves.  then add potatoes to a large mixing bowl
• mash those babies with a potato masher being sure to leave some chunks of potatoes in there.
• add the green onions and sour cream and mix well
• now add the egg and salt and pepper and give it a good stir

use your hands:
• and form the potato mixture into patties (as big or small as you want – within reason)

fry’em up:
• coat a frying pan with vegetable oil and heat to medium high
• place the patties onto the heated pan and gently press down a bit with the back of a spatula
• wait about 3 minutes for them to crisp then flip and repeat!

voila’:
• and, if you’re into the idea of making friends or keeping the ones you have.  invite some folks over and serve these up topped with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles and a fried egg.  i promise they will ask for seconds.

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest – get way more of these delicious recipes here! you won’t be sorry. }

21 COMMENTS

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    Looks deelish! Potatoes really are the ultimate comfort food. xo

    Sarah says:

    Yumyumyum! I love potatoes and I love pancakes. Therefore, I am sure I love potato pancakes.

    Ranu says:

    These look amazing! I want to make them right now. Potatoes are totally one of my favorite foods 🙂

    Liana says:

    Looks so yummy and healthier than a bag-of-chips-kind-of-potato-eating…:) I used to have potato pancakes at a friend’s Passover seder with charoset…the food was so different than my typical Italian-themed holidays and I found I loved it, too.

    Kimberly says:

    Ooooooh, good one! Can’t wait to try it this weekend.

    gia says:

    I eat organic potatoes like a mad woman when the farmers markets are open in the summer! Love! I like to just roll them up in tin foil with olive oil and throw in the oven. But this is something with more pizzaz.

    Marie says:

    That looks so good! Love the photography too! 🙂

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    Lindsay R says:

    yum yum yum… this reminds me how much i love to eat these around Hanukkah. But then again, why wait til then.

    Megan Wells says:

    Potato pancakes are my FAVORITE! My mom makes the best German food and I top those pancakes with applesauce and sour cream! It’s delicious!

    Soyoung says:

    Oh wow, I cannot wait to make these! I love potatoes, period. And I’ve been crazy about potato pancakes since I first had them when I was 9 years old. As an aside, I’m also totally loving the first photograph in the post. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Rebecka says:

    I’m trying this today. It sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

    Justina says:

    I f+cking love potato pancakes. Damn y’all got me heading to Bottega this AM.

    bri says:

    ha justina! i wish i could meet you there!

    kara says:

    agree with lindsay r!

    Bacon crumbles. Drool.

    mandy says:

    Made these, LOVED them.

    April says:

    I tried this recipe last weekend and it was Ah-mazing!! Thank you so much for sharing it. I will definitely be adding potato pancakes to my breakfast repertoire.

    Daniel M says:

    Looks wonderful an pluse it’s gluten free XD

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