Monday, May 11, 2009
Potato Pancakes
These little pillows of love were created from an overage of potatoes in the pantry. The illustrator and I are starting to buy more in bulk when things go on sale. We just happened to buy huge amount of potatoes just recently...and we still had potatoes in the pantry. So, when I went to bake a few potatoes for dinner the other night, I noticed they were on their last leg. So, I baked off 12 potatoes. Ok, we are a family of 4. That is a lot of potatoes to cook at once. So, I started to think about what I could do with the other 8 potatoes we had sitting in the fridge haunting me. Seriously, food that is sitting around and needs to be recreated to trick people into eating it...haunts me! I will get therapy for that at some point in my life...I promise. So, I decided to do two things with them. The first step was to make potato skins. I will share that one when I have perfect it dairy free. For now, I will share what I did with the inside of the potatoes. I looked around for a while and just decided that it really could not be that difficult. Most people were frying up some concoctions in so much grease...they looked disgusting. Needless to say, I went with my own fat free version. So, we were having breakfast for dinner...again (it is my favorite)! I put all of this together and when the mixture came together, I knew this would be a great addition to our regular rotation. This is a side dish that would go well with breakfast, lunch or dinner! Jay dipped his in ketchup and I really can't say that was wrong either! They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside! So, definitely give these a try!

Potato Pancake
1 1/3 cups mashed up cooked potato (this is what I had, but you can give or take a little)
2 TBSP all purpose flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix it together until all starts to stick together. Form into the patty size you would like. I used an ice cream scoop that is about a quarter cup. Wet your hands a little bit with water to keep the pancakes from sticking to your hands. Fry in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray until golden brown on each side. I used an electric skillet set on 350 degrees.

8 small pancakes = 47 calories each

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:30 AM  
  • At May 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Anonymous Alisa - Frugal Foodie said…

    Those do look like pillows of perfection!

    I love making creamy soups with leftover potatoes!

  • At May 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Blogger Camilla said…

    Hi Non-dairy queen!

    Your blog is delightful; so happy to have found you via Loralei at mermaid sweets.

    I always seem to have some potatoes in the pantry on the verge of decrepitude :) I will definitely try these to transfrom them into magnificent morsels.

    I'll be back for more!

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