Friday, May 18, 2012

Potato Pancakes

Growing up in a southern household in the middle of Southern California, I ate a few things my friends never even heard of.  Fried frog legs, venison burgers, tuna and eggs and good ole southern potato pancakes. Yep. Latkes, you say? NO! Mashed potato cakes. YES!…and Yum! You have to try these. It’s comfort food for me : ).

Oil for frying
2 cups mashed potatoes
2 eggs
¼ cup flour
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons fresh chives cut small

Mix all ingredients for potato cakes in a large bowl. If mixture is too thin, add more mashed potato or if you have to, add a bit more flour.
Heat a few tablespoons of oil at a time in a frying pan or less oil if using a griddle. When oil is hot enough for frying, scoop about ¼ cup batter in a measuring cup and drop into hot pan. Cook both sides golden brown and lacy.

Serve with sour cream or apple sauce.

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