The 'Everything' Potato Pancake

November 21, 2010

Author Notes: Inspiration for these struck while I was waiting in line at the deli yesterday. I spotted their 'everything' bagel and thought to myself, "why not"? So here it is, the potato pancake version of the 'everything' bagel! TiggyBee

Makes: 6 - 8

Ingredients

  • Sesame seeds
  • Poppy seeds
  • Caraway seeds
  • Minced dried garlic
  • Minced dried onion
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 Large Russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons All purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Créme Fraiche for topping
  • Chives
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a dry pan, combine the sesame, poppy and caraway seeds, minced dried onion and salt and pepper. Add the dried garlic at the last moment to avoid it from becoming burned and bitter. Stir them constantly, over med-high heat, until toasty and fragrant and set aside.
  2. Grate the potatoes into a large bowl and use a paper towel to squeeze out as much water and moisture as possible from them. I chose the grater over the food processor because my experience is that in the food processor, the potatoes can sometimes get a little gluey.
  3. Grate the onion into the same bowl and add the beaten eggs, flour and salt to taste and combine them well with the potatoes.
  4. In a large skillet, heat enough oil to high temperature and spoon the pancake mixture in, flattening them as you go. When the bottom looks crisp and golden, flip them over and cook the other side.
  5. When the pancakes are done, flip quickly back to original side, (just to get the top wet), remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Spoon the toasted seed mixture on the wet top and serve with chives and créme fraiche.

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Reviews (14) Questions (0)

14 Reviews

Author Comment
TiggyBee November 29, 2010
A huge thanks for all the nice comments!!
 
Sagegreen November 26, 2010
What an original idea! Very clever thinking. I had tried to make a version of latkes inspired by the idea of a Waldorf salad, but did not like my results. These look really good.
 
drbabs November 25, 2010
What a great idea-love!
 
lapadia November 25, 2010
Mmmm, sounds good, and a mouthwatering picture!
 
deensiebat November 21, 2010
Of course these call out for lox! Brilliant idea.
 
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TiggyBee November 22, 2010
I really appreciate it, thanks very much!!
 
gingerroot November 21, 2010
I love these! What a great idea. I bet they are delicious.
 
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TiggyBee November 22, 2010
Thanks so much, gingerroot!! : )
 
mrslarkin November 21, 2010
THAT is very cool!
 
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TiggyBee November 22, 2010
Thanks mrslarkin!!
 
testkitchenette November 21, 2010
I'm with Jessica! I'd love to spread these with some sour cream/creme fraiche/cream cheese and topped with some smoked salmon, red onion, and tomato...bagel style-Thanks TiggyBee!
 
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TiggyBee November 22, 2010
Yes!!! The works sounds fab!! I hope you'll try them!!
 
JessieLK November 21, 2010
Oh wow! How creative! I bet these taste incredible.
 
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TiggyBee November 22, 2010
Thanks so much Jessie, I hope you'll try them!!