Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to: potato pancakes

I've had two conversations in the last few months with people who didn't know how to make potato pancakes, my favorite holiday leftover. I made them last night and they were soooo tasty. They are super easy to make.

Step 1: pat leftover mashed potatoes into a flat disk. If they get too thick, they are more likely to fall apart. Step 2: sprinkle with flour on both sides.
Step 3: Fry in butter or vegetable oil. Just like regular pancakes, the first flip is always the most precarious.

Yum--these are so good. I don't know how similar they are to potato latkes, but this is how my mother taught me to make them.

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