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Potato Pancakes Recipe

Potato pancakes

Published: February 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 6

Try our moreish potato pancakes topped with crème fraîche and chives for a savoury brunch this weekend

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Make these potato pancakes, then check out our American pancakes, savoury pancakes, baked pancakes, blinis and more pancake recipes.

Ingredients

  • 300g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • for frying butter

TO SERVE

  • crème fraîche
  • chopped chives

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water. Bring to a simmer then cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain really well then tip back into the pan, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to steam dry. Mash really well then cool completely.

  • STEP 2

    Put the potato in a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder and egg. Stir in the buttermilk and season really well.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Cooking 2 or 3 pancakes at a time, spoon in enough batter to make small, 10cm pancakes. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook until golden.

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