I think everyone has a potato pancake recipe. It's one of those recipes that you can find anywhere, any country has a recipe for it; mixing the grated or cooked potatoes with different spices, meat or veggies. In Iran we have different types of potato pancake. In every family there is different recipe for it. My recipe is very similar to the latkes which are traditionally eaten by Jewish people during Hanukkah. I can say it is latkes. It's very easy to prepare and very easy to eat!! I'm kidding. They're super delicious. You can serve them alone, or with meat, vegetable, different types of salsa or cheese. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Severs 2-3 People (8 potato pancake)
- 500 g potato (the starchy ones)
- 1 small white onion
- 1 egg
- 30 g potato starch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of grated cheese (optional)
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- Peel, wash and dry the potatoes and the onion. Grate the potatoes and onions in a bowl.
- Place the small amounts of mixture into the muslin bag or a kitchen towel and squeeze until the mixture dried out. Continue for the rest of the mixture.
- Place the dried ingredients into the clean bowl, add egg, potato starch, baking powder, salt, grated nutmeg and grated cheese, mix them all together.
- Place a non-stick pan on medium-high heat, add oil, when the oil is hot (you can add some grated mixture into the pan so you're sure the oil & pan is hot enough), use a big spoon or an ice-cream scooper to pick up some latkes mixture, then squeeze the mixture using another spoon and remove the extra water before placing them into the pan.
- In a pan, press the latkes down a little bit, to give it a round shape. Fry them in one side completely before you turn them to the other side. That takes about 2-3 minutes each.
- When they're ready, place them in a plate covered with paper towel to take out all the remaining oil.
- Serve them hot with bread, yogurt or even cream cheese. Hope you enjoy!