Polish Potato Pancakes
Polish Potato Pancakes “Placki Ziemniaczane” as many of typical polish meals include potatoes as a main ingredient. Potato is the most popular vegetable in Poland, though I am fully aware that most of people see it more like a starchy crop than a veggie.
Don’t forget potatoes have lots of vitamins and minerals and I have to admit- are my favorite foods either as a side or as a main dish.
In this video I will show you traditional ‘hand made’ method of making Potato Pancakes:
-4 medium potatoes
-1 medium onion
-2 tbsp of starch or all purpose flour
-salt and pepper
-oil (for frying)
1. Peel potatoes and grate on a thick side (some people set aside to get rid of water but I don’t do it).
2. Chop onion and add to potatoes.
3. Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper. Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.
4. Mix all well.
5. Heat 1/2 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Apply with a large spoon or pour with a saucer the mixture into oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain. Repeat until all potato mixture is used.
Potato pancakes can be served with Beef Stew (my favorite), Mushroom Sauce, sour cream, ketchup (like french fries) or sugar (yes, some people eat it sweet!).