I have already mastered my Polish Grandmother’s recipe for Golumpki…so there are only a couple more polish dishes I have wanted to learn to make in order to carry on tradition. One of these was potato pancakes. Yummy, fried, potato-y goodness.
While we were visiting my aunts this weekend with Augie, my Aunt Mary gave us all a lesson in making potato pancakes. So I don’t forget how to make these in the future when I decide I want them…I figured I would do a write up on my blog. Well that and you all are probably dying make them yourselves so you can see how yummy they are so I wanted to share the love ;).
6 Potatoes – shredded
1/2 a Medium Onion – shredded
Salt – to taste
Sour Cream – 1 spoonful
Flour – just enough to thicken the batter
Shred potatoes and onion into large bowl. Add egg and spoonful of sour cream and mix together and then add salt to taste. Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, add in flour a little bit at a time. You don’t want the batter to get too thick, you just want enough flour added to make it stick to the spoon just a bit. If you add too much flour, your pancakes will just taste like flour and not potatoes so make sure you add the flour just a little at a time.
Once you have the batter made, heat up enough oil in a frying pan to cover half of a potato pancake. Make sure the oil is hot (batter should sizzle when you put it in the oil) and then spoon batter into the pan. Once the edges of the pancakes start to brown, flip them to fry the other side. Serve the pancakes with sour cream or cottage cheese.
Now you all know our family secret! Make sure you treat it well. Enjoy!