When I shared the Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce Recipe two weeks ago I promised you to introduce you to its savory brother. I am in love but I am willing to share. That’s how good a person I am. Good yet slightly demented as it turned out.
After giving this traditional European recipe a sweet and healthy makeover of course my savory tooth felt neglected. That had to be rectified!
As the potato pancakes you get here are usually pretty bland I wanted my savory version to have a good taste on their own even if I had every intention to pair them with a saucy dish. Obviously cheese seemed to be a good option. Parmesan Cheese!
Who didn’t see that coming…
Putting together Parmesan and these Potato Pancakes I immediately had the image of my Parmesan Marinara Meatballs in mind as well .And then it hit me. In a variation I have eaten this dish before. And when I told you there was no back story to this Parmesan Marinara Meatballs recipe I need to apologize because I told you a lie.
Okay maybe it’s not really a lie when you are not aware that you’re lying but I definitely didn’t tell you the truth and I can not at all believe I forgot about that evening!
On a second thought I kinda have an idea why I have slightly blurry memories about that evening but that shall not be part of today’s story.
Okay maybe it should…
The first time Stefan and I visited New York we found this amazing Bar in East Village. They had tables outside on the sidewalk, played catchy music and served a wicked Sangria (← that’s what I am talking about) along the best tapas I have ever eaten. One of them was Marinara Meatballs with cheese and another one was a cheese pancake. My personal heaven!
Yet so much for being original.
Anyways I feel no guilt about not being original when I make these dishes. Epic food creations > being original. Anytime.
These Parmesan Potato Pancake are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. While they are pretty tasty on their own they are a great vehicle for a saucy dish. So I am not exaggerating when I say that these Parmesan Potato Pancake are the perfect companion for a meatball dish. Hey, when they do it in NYC….
Parmesan Potato Pancake
- 5 large potatos
- 3 T coconut flour
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 T coconut oil for the pan
- Peel the potatos and grind them very finely
- Give the potato grates in a mixing bowl, add the coconut flour, parmesan, salt and pepper and whisk with a fork until combined
- Add the eggs and whisk again until you have a doughy consistency
- Heat the coconut oil in a fryingg pan and fry the potato pancakes on medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown using about 2 T of the mass per pancake
The Potato Pancake is another recipe that brings travelling memories back. Even the ones that seemed to be… let’s say sleeping. I love when I can combine food and travel – two of my favorite things in the world.
And speaking about travelling, I have every intention to book the last accomodations for our trip and finalize our itinerary this weekend. Maybe I also need to whip up this dish in an attempt to make up for New York not being part of this year’s itinerary.