Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Last week {at work} I tried potato pancakes from the cafeteria...one word. BLEH. It totally has turned me off potato pancakes...and for the life of me when I think of those two words I just go back to that horrible lunch experience instead of the amazing ones that my Mom made when I was little and living at home.
But alas, you have to give things another shot so I decided that I will share a recipe from Martha Stewarts website.
I am a little apprehensive of making this...but hey, I could make it fifty times better then the slop I was given the other day. =S
Ugh. Words can't describe. 
Okay, I need to shut up about that.
 I think that potato pancakes are supposed to be slightly crispy and not a soggy messy so make sure you watch how you cook these baby's. 
Anyways, on with the recipe. ;)

Bon Appetit!

Potato-Chive Pancakes
Crisp wedges of potato pancake make for a pleasant break from routine side dishes. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

1 bag {16 ounces} frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or scallions
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Place potatoes between paper towels; press to remove excess moisture. Transfer potatoes and chives to a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. 

In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add potato mixture; press with a heatproof spatula to flatten and form into one even pancake. Cook until underside is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Slide pancake onto a plate; invert onto a second plate. Slide pancake {browned side up} back into skillet. Continue to cook until underside is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Slice into wedges before serving.

See? That was a pretty simple recipe! I am sure it would take a bit more time if you were to peel the potatoes {fresh} on your own.
Anyways - one day{!} I will try this recipe and let you know how it goes. 
On another note, I did try the mushroom pasta bake that I posted yesterday and it was very very good. So be sure to try that out! :)