Watch Chef John prepare seared scallops in a caper and red pepper sauce served over potato pancakes. The meal was inspired by leftover mashed potatoes, which Chef John quickly turns into light and delicious potato pancakes. The cakes become the base for the scallops. You’ll sear the scallops in a dry pan on high heat. And then make a quick pan sauce with butter, capers, roasted red peppers, and fresh basil. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Red Pepper Scallops on Potato Pancakes. It’s so fast, easy, and delicious.