Potato pancakes- perfect with goulash or sugar on its own. Crispy outside and soft inside-perfect potato pancakes. Easy to prepare but a little bit time consuming but definitely worth a try. If I could compare potato pancake to one of the english food- it’s going to be hash browns for defo.
What do we need?
- 1 kg old potatoes
- 2 small onions or one big one
- 2 eggs
- 3 big spoons of flour
- salt, pepper
How long is it going to take?
How are we going to make it?
Ok. I will try to explain it as simple and best as I can.
Grate onion/s to make a mash- you can use a blender for that as well, it is even better. Keep it in a bigger bowl where you are going to put mashed potatoes later. Grate potatoes on the big holes of cheese grater (they are more crispy by doing that) however I personally prefer when potatoes are mashed too. So it is up to you.
Grated potatoes put on the sieve above the other bowl. That will help you to get rid of juices from the potatoes (you will need it later so don’t get rid of it). What else you can do to speed up this process is to take a bit of the grated potatoes into your hands and squeeze all the juices out. Then put it to the bowl with mashed onion. Repeat this process with all the rest. Put juices on the side for later. Add flour, eggs and a tiny bit of salt and pepper to the potatoes and onion and mix it all together very well.
Now, go back to the bowl with a juice. Juice created 3 layers which should be visible but it doesn’t have to so don’t worry. I am saying that as you need to be aware and do this process very carefully, we need to keep the bottom layer. Take a glass and pour the juice very slowly into the glass. In the bowl leave only the bottom white layer – it is potato starch which we adding back into our potato mix and we mixing it again.
Warm up the oil on the frying pan. There should be 1-2 mm of oil.Later on, when you are frying you can always add up some more. I would advice you to set up you gas on 3/4 of the cooker power. You have to make sure that pancakes are not burned but they are done inside as well.
Fry the pancakes for about 3-5 mins from each side and then put them on the kitchen towel to let them to get rid of the excess of oil. Serve them straight away while they are still warm with goulash or anything else you prefer.