Recipe by Milo
"If you like potatoes like I do, you'll simply love this!"
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potatoes, peeled and quartered
finely chopped cooked ham
shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying
Like the other reviewer said it needs an egg so it doesn't fall apart. I made one batch and added an egg to the second batch and they stayed together.
The batter didn't have any egg, therefore it falls apart when trying to fry it. I suggest using an egg and throwing in a little bit of onion to improve the taste as well.
I scaled the recipe up to eight, and followed all the conversions. I used ground beef instead of ham. Also, instead of oil I used PAM cooking spray to coat my skillet. The pancakes turned out yummy and made a great dinner. I served some peas and corn to go with these on the side. Thanks for sharing Milo! A keeper that my young kids will eat. Meat and patatoes in one!
I "mashed" rather than shredded the potatoes for a fluffier texture. I also substituted the ham for "english spinach". A nice variation of the original recipe. Very YUMMY!!!
I like the addition of ham and cheese in potato pancakes. It goes really well with applesauce on top. But I think I should have done what one reviewer did and just mashed the potatoes or used a more traditional recipe with flour/egg. I didn't care for putting them together the way the directions state. Also, there is way too much oil for frying--my first batch came out soaking in oil. The second batch came out much better. Still, it's a great idea and was worth trying.
These were pretty good, tasted better the more we ate. Although they were more time consuming than I would have liked. Next time I may try to cook them in the oven on my large stoneware bar pan.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato Pancakes III
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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