- 1.5 kg potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 250 g cottage cheese
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 3 tbsp potato starch
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly grounded black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic
- grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil) for frying
Potato pancakes are pretty well known in Poland, Germany or Ukraine regions. Everywhere in slightly different form (proportions). This is recipe is for potato pancake with a twist ( cottage cheese ). Great as winter warmer dish.
Recipe for potato pancakes is fairly easy and goes as follows.
- Peel and grate all the potatoes.
- In the large bowl mix grated potatoes, plain flour, salt, black pepper, potatoe starch or semolina; With semolina pancakes will be more crispy outside and still soft and fluffy inside.
- Grate 2 cloves of garlic, chop a small amount of parsley, add salt and pepper for taste and mix thoroughly; Make sure cheese is not to watery so you may want to drain the cheese a little bit; Mix the mixture a little bit it should be smooth and not to runny;
- Heat fair amount of oil (alternatively lard – remember this is old recipe and to be honest with lard it tastes even better) and fry medium size pancakes; First layer should be ample flat, then add some filling ( heap tablespoon) and cover with layer of potato mixture; The idea is to have the 4-5 cm pancakes with cheese feeling inside;
- Fry until golden, on each side;
In Poland you will find this recipe in the original form without the cheese filling under the name ‘placki ziemniaczane’ ( pl – potatoe pankes) whereas in German cuisine you can get it as Kartoffelpuff. Germans sell them as winter warmer during Christmas time on Christmas Market stands ( Kartoffelpuffer ).
Naturally some may argue that this is Polish, or German or even ukrainian so let’s presume it is a European simple recipe with a twist!
Stay tuned for potato pancakes with meat filling. Believe me, these are awesome and really easy to make.