Well it has been a whole year since I have been around here. Life sure does have a way of getting in the way of things. I was thinking about totally forgetting about this blog and deleting it but then I saw that apparently people are still pretty interested in what I have to say! So to all of you out there that keep looking me up a big THANK YOU!
So to kick this thing back off right how about a little food porn! I have not been in the kitchen as much as I would like this past year due to some health issues but I did manage to whip up a quick batch of potato pancakes, better know as latkas to go with some smoked salmon and domestic caviar. It is a simple breakfast that we enjoy every Christmas morning! I have to be honest I don’t even really make these myself anymore, several years ago M took over in the fry department and we whip these up in minutes!
For the recipe it is really easy there are only 5 ingredients unless you count salt and pepper which I don’t they are standard!
3 Russet Potatoes grated and squeezed
1 Onion grated and squeezed
I grate the potatoes and onions together and then squeeze them out until they are good and dry to the mix stir in a beaten egg. Now begin to add the flour a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is just right. It should stick together but not be dry; this usually takes about 1/4 of flour but it varies. Season your mixture!!! Now heat a skillet, we use cast iron but any skillet works here. Melt fat of choice and a small nub of butter, we use coconut oil it’s a great all purpose oil. When it’s hot but not smoking you can add your silver dollar sized potato patties to the pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides and remove to a plate lined with paper towels and then salt them right away!!
Serve warm or at room temp. These are great topped with the smoked salmon but just as yummy on their own with either sour cream, creme fraiche, or apple sauce. Use your imagination!