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Potato and Spring Pancakes Recipe

Potato and spring onion pancakes

Published: February 11, 2018 at 10:30 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Looking for an easy savoury pancake recipe? Check out these quick potato pancakes. We've used instant mash in this recipe making the pancakes super soft and smooth

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal157
fat5g
saturates2.7g
carbs19.7g
sugars2.5g
fibre1.4g
protein7.5g
salt0.9g
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Try these potato and spring onion pancakes, then check out our savoury pancakes, baked pancakes, potato pancakes and more delicious pancake recipes.

Instant mashed potato might be something you last encountered at school but I’ve been converted recently after a blind tasting of Idahoan Perfect Mash. No weird aftertaste and no gluey texture, just fluffy mash you can make using a kettle. I’m not sure it will totally replace my regular mash (after all it only takes 20 minutes to whip up) but as a storecupboard standby it’s a great quick fix for fishcakes, pie toppers and these fluffy breakfast pancakes. £1.50/109g, available in large supermarkets and online.

Ingredients

  • 200g mashed potato, chilled (make up a pack or use leftovers)
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 30g parmesan, finely grated
  • for frying butter

TO SERVE

  • 8 slices pancetta, grilled
  • 4 soft-boiled eggs
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Method

  • STEP 1

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

  • STEP 2

    Heat a frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Spoon in the batter to make small, 10cm-wide pancakes. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook until golden. Serve with the pancetta, soft-boiled eggs, avocado slices, and a sprinkle of spring onions.

Watch our 20-second video for the easiest way to stone an avocado...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8UQn8J12UA

Try some of our other savoury pancake recipes

Spinach Pancake Recipe with Smoked Salmon
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