Just about any occasion sends me to the kitchen to create. My pots and pans are my culinary canvas. I cook dinners for friends' birthdays, for holidays, and three times a day for my family.
My hope is that my descriptions and photos will inspire you to get out to the farmers markets or down an aisle at the grocery store that intimidates you, try some new ingredients, and get crazy with the herbs and spices!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Bramboracky (Savory Potato Pancakes)
Though my little one looked at these and declared, " I love hash browns!" these are actually Bramboracky Czech savory potato pancakes. Traditionally seasoned with marjoram, I had a bunch of fresh oregano and used that instead. Riley, on the other hand, doesn't care for latkes, so I figured that if I had him make the bramboracky, he would eat them. Good bet. It worked like a charm. He ate two!
4 large potatoes
freshly ground pink Himalaya salt and freshly ground flower pepper, to taste
1 T fresh oregano, destemmed and roughly chopped
1/2 t paprika
2 T milk
3 T white whole wheat flour
butter and oil for frying
Coarsely grate the potatoes, squeezing out as much liquid as you can. Transfer the shredded potatoes to a mixing bowl. Stir in seasonings.
Beat the eggs with the milk. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes and stir well to combine.
Heat the butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat; the oil should be about 1/4-inch deep. Form handfuls of the mixture into balls, flattening them slightly. Fry the pancake until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.