Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quick Easy Dinner - Potato Pancakes

When the girls were little, we watched a tv show called Babylon 5.  It was a great science fiction show and the "villains" were called "shadows" because they were stealth ships.  I would cook potato pancakes and the girls thought that the shredded potatoes looked like the "shadows", so we called them shadows.
Because Jon was getting home late due to a last minute meeting tonight, I needed to modify dinner to be able to be put "on hold" until he got home.  So the shadows became modified.
This was delicious, healthy and easy... I can't believe it.
Potato pancakes are usually served during Lent on Fridays.  Some potato pancakes are made like breakfast pancakes, using potato flower.  I prefer the potato pancakes made using shredded potatoes.  I don't like the pasty way the potato starch tastes.
So, I make potato pancakes with shredded potatoes, onion, garlic, salt & pepper, eggs and just a little flour.  Tonight, I spread the mixture out on a greased cookie sheet and cooked it until crisp.
2 pounds of shredded potatoes (can use frozen shredded potatoes in a pinch)
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup flour

Combine all ingredients.  Spread onto a large cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 425 for 25 - 35 minutes until brown around edges and toasty.
Serve with applesauce and a salad.

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