Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Potato pancakes

This is not fancy. At all. It is, however, heaven. I love it. I don’t make it all that often – it really smokes up my kitchen – but when I do, it’s a very special treat. The recipe comes from a little book called “Bitchin in the Kitchen – the PMS Survival Cookbook”
written by Jennifer Evans Gardner and Fritzi Horstman.

A lovely little book, actually. It has measurements of one, two, three or four pigs for how unhealthy the recipe is. And it gives suggestions for alternatives – if you don’t feel like cooking the whole meal, just get chocolate. It also has handy tips for how men should treat their pms-ing significant others. It’s cute. Stereotypical, sure, but cute.
And more importantly, it has good recipes. The potato pancakes is what’s really stuck with me – and it’s not much of a recipe. Indeed, I don’t remember the exact measurements they use, but this is what I do:

Serves me – very hungry:
2-3 potatoes, half coarsely grated, half finely grated
1 onion, finely grated
1 egg
salt
pepper

Grate the potatoes, and make sure you get as much water out of them as possible. Squeeze the shreds to get it all out. Put in a bowl, and toss with the rest of the ingredients. Fry in large spoonfuls, making them all crispy and lovely, and eat, immediately, standing at the kitchen counter.

2 comments:

sammy said...

ohh.. i love good potato pancakes. i was tempted to find myself a jewish boyfriend who could make me those yummy potato pancakes. but now i have your recepi to try, and still no boyfriends to make them and smoke the kitchen... haha.. :)

Gourmet Mama said...

So do I. I love anything with potatoes. These ones look especially yummy.