This is a nice addition to brunch, the Delicate Herbed Potato Pancake. I am cooking once again out of the All Around the World Cookbook from Shelia Lukins, of the Silver Palate fame. I have a lot of food allergies and this is something that is so simple and tasty that I discovered I can eat. The country of origin for the pancakes is Sweden. They look more like a lace doily than a heavy flour and egg laden pancake.
Delicate Herbed Potato Pancakes
1 medium Idaho potato, peeled
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Coarse salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons of oil of choice (olive oil works for me)
Coarsely grate the potato into a bowl. Work quickly to prevent the potato from discoloring too much. The potato will give off a starchy liquid liquid but don't drain. Add the chives, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until quite hot. Add two tablespoons of the potato mixture per pancake to the skillet, flattening the pancakes with the back of a spatula. Cook until they are golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Add more oil if needed to the pan and fry the remaining pancakes. Should get 4-5 small pancakes per medium potato. Serve immediately or cover with aluminum foil and keep warm in a (250 degree F) oven.
I have served the pancakes here with my version of scrambled eggs. The way I make my eggs is the way the Irish make them, called buttered eggs. I don't use butter though, I can't have dairy, so I might use olive oil.
It is super easy to make these eggs. I just heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet and toss in broccoli, spinach, parsley, or chives; anything green, and I saute that for 4-5 minutes then I mix two eggs and add nothing to them. The only addition to the eggs is the oil (hence the name buttered eggs, if you use butter). Then, I add the eggs to the skillet and scramble. After cooking I salt to taste.
I am just sharing some clean eating brunch ideas with you today.
I will link this to:
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season