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….
- 5 large potatos
- 3 T coconut flour
- 1 cup grated parmesan
- 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1T 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
- These Parmesan Potato Pancakes are the ideal companion for any kind of savory dish but my absolute favorite are the Parmesan Marinara Meatballs. Cheese and cheese just pairs well
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.