Friday, April 1, 2011

Potato Pancakes

I got this recipe from Elizabeth at A Whisk and a Prayer. That woman has some seriously delicious recipes. Okay, so this is the first one I've tried, but just LOOK at her pictures! I'm drooling over every post!

She called them Irish Potato Farl, but since I was going more for Potato Pancakes and didn't cook them exactly as it called for, I called them Potato Pancakes. I also didn't have any butter (gasp!) so I had to make a few adjustments.

The Recipe: Potato Pancakes

What you need:
2 cups of hot boiled potatoes
1 cup of whole wheat flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cream cheese

Boiling potatoes: Peel potatoes and cut into fourths. Boil on high for 25 minutes or until tender. Drain water and mash potatoes in the pot.
Remove 2 cups of boiled potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Mash in olive oil and cream cheese. Gradually add flour, stirring until it forms a dough of sorts. It will be a bit sticky and doughy. Form balls with your hands, then pat into pancakes.
Pour olive oil onto griddle and cook pancakes until both sides are browned.

So yummy. I tried a bite with ketchup, but ate the rest with syrup. They reminded me a bit of crepes, but so much better. And we had mashed tatas for dinner that night!