Thursday, February 16, 2012

Potato Pancakes, and Award


First, in case you are curious about the vegetable from the yesterday post, here it is:
Ta-da! Mister Cabbage...


Cabbage core is often discarded, but it is tender and full of nutrients part of this vegetable. 
I know you wander what on Earth I am going to do with twelve heads of cabbage?! Sauerkraut... :)


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Now, this recipe of potato pancakes is from my mom's recipe book. Grandma had done it the same way, and, probably, so did the great grandma too. 
This digital days my blog became a notebook for me to keep the recipes. The benefit of this recipe book: everyone can cook from it.


Ingredients


Potato Pancakes 


Ingredients:



  • 2 lb potato
  • 2 large eggs, or 3 medium
  • 2 Tbsp with top flour
  • 2 medium onions, or one large
  • 1 tsp baking soda, mixed in a teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Oil for cooking





Prepare all ingredients: peel and wash potatoes, onion, garlic. Use either cheese grater or food processor to shred potatoes, onion and garlic.






Combine in the mixing ball all the wet and dry ingredients, and mix well.
Set aside for about 10-15 minutes.


Shredded potatoes, onion, and garlic




Preheat oil of your choice in a cast iron skillet (or any other skillet). 
When oil is hot,  spoon the mixture into the skillet to form a small pancakes. 





Cook on both sides on a medium-high setting until golden brown. 
First pancake I usually make to taste to see if I need to adjust the salt and other seasonings. 


Potato pancakes with a sour cream




Serve with vegetables, sour cream, any dressing or sauce of your choice. 
We love it with Squash Caviar or sour cream. 
Add some sauerkraut on a side, mmm... 
My son said he had it with ketchup... 


Potato pancakes with a squash caviar




Smile!


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Few days ago Eftychia from Dream of Cakes awarded me with another Liebster Blog Award. 
Please, visit her blog to see her sweet creations. 
Thank you Efty!




Now, I have to pass this award to 5 other bloggers:


1. Danutza from http://retetegg.blogspot.com/
2. http://rochesternutrition.blogspot.com/
3. Heather from http://wheres-the-beach.blogspot.com/
4. Sheila from http://sewcookandtravel.blogspot.com/
5. Suzi from http://www.cookingsgood.com/




These are some rules to follow if you accept the award:
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  • Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
  • Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

Congratulations to all my blogger friends! 


Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

48 comments:

  1. Hey I just found your blog and I am really enjoying it!

    I'm always on the "hunt" for fellow vegetarian bloggers!

    Great pics and a delicious recipe, yum!

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    1. I am glad you found me and you enjoyed it. Welcome and come back!

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  2. This is one thing I have never made. I'm going to have to try potato pancakes soon! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Marina! Have a good weekend too, and let me know when you make those potato pancakes how did it go.

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  3. These look great! Are they similar to roesti or am I on the wrong track? :)

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    1. Lorraine, I think they are from the same family Rösti and potato pancakes. Rosti from what I know, are made only of potatoes (they grate a raw or par-boiled potato on a buttered skillet). And it has a form of a cake, actually, it has a form of the skillet. Potatoes are such a popular part of diet in European countries that I am sure every city, and every village has some type of potato pancakes. Thanks for reminding me of Rösti, I haven't had it in a very long time.

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  4. Your potato pancakes look fabulous, and wow, squash caviar sounds fabulous! I love squash.

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    1. Thank you Jenifer! I love cabbage (as you can see) in a winter and squash through the summer. And all time favorite for all seasons is senior Tomato! :) And potatoes too. Ummm, I guess I love all vegetables...

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  5. The pancakes are delicious!!
    Thanks you for the award, you are so sweet!
    Great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Danutza. Enjoy your award! Have a great weekend too. Happy cooking!

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  6. This looks fab, will try this over the weekend....how is your teeth doing?

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    1. Oh Suchi, you are so sweet! I am getting better, thank you. I was able to eat a little yesterday. I made myself some bread pudding with apples and cherries, no sugar. It was soft and came out actually very good, which I didn't expect, because I didn't follow any recipe (as usual), just mixed some ingredients and baked it: I was very-very hungry! Thank you so much for Suchi for your kindness! Have a great weekend!

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  7. These potato patties look so crispy and tasty!

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    1. Thank you Katerina. They were tasty because by the time I was ready to eat, I had only two left for me... My son told me, smiling, that he's helping me to loose weight! Teenager! I love my kids!

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  8. I sure do love potatoes and you made an enticing dish with them here. Great idea for a meal with the veggies on the side.
    Don't forget that giveaway at Girlichef's blog!

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    1. Thank you Pierce. Yes, some potato pancakes and a pickled veggies on a side is a perfect meal for a cold winter day.
      I am going to the Girlchef's blog now. My head is not spinning today after my procedure, so I can think a little...:)

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  9. I've never made potato pancakes. Those look fantastic! And thank you so much for the award! You're so sweet.

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    1. Thanks Heather. Those pancakes are very easy to make, and not too heavy on the stomach after you eat it. Enjoy your award!

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  10. They look delicious! Congrats on the award!

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    1. Thank you Ruth! Do you have a similar food? Have a great weekend!

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  11. Oh I love potato pancakes, I love cabbage too just not in kraut form :)

    Congrats on the Liebster!

    I will think about you as I am at TJ's this weekend...best to you when your's finally opens.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, you are so sweet. I have another cabbage salad coming soon, all time favorite. So come back to check it out. Oh, well. I wouldn't call it our's TJ's - 260 miles away it's quite a distance! But it's something! Have a great trip!

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  12. My dad used to make these for us when we were growing up! MMMmmmm it's time for a throw-back recipe!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am with you! Thank you for coming to my table!

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  13. Yea, I can comment! :) Thanks for the help!

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    1. Yey!!! Problem solved! Thank you Stephanie for watchin out. I appreciate your e-mailing me.

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  14. I am smiling. Just adore potato pancakes - especially on chilly morns. And love every side with it - couldn't choose - will take them all!

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    1. OK, Claudia, take them all! I wanted to adjust the recipe a little, but my husband wouldn't agree with it. He loves it old-fashioned way. I think I'll stick to it too from now on. Thanks for visiting me!

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  15. Wow! This really is a very interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Alida! It is also a simple recipe.

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  16. Love potato pancakes, yours are so uniform and lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I use a spoon for that...:)

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  17. Dear Marina, I just love potato pancakes. My grandma used to make the best!! These look like good competition! Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

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    1. Thank you Catherine! Of course your grandma's pancakes were the best. My Grandma was the best cook I ever knew. There is something about grandma's cooking that makes it very special, isn't it?!

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  18. I grew up eating potato pancakes because my father is German....they are some of my favorite ways to eat potatoes.

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    1. Thanks Kristen! What it's called in German, do you know? I am sure every european country has some sort of potato pancake or cake as potato is such a versatile and so much appreciated vegetable over there.

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  19. I LOVE potato pancakes! ...and I can't wait to see your sauerkraut recipe! I just love it! I would have never guessed that the cabbage core was the vegetable in the photo...thanks for opening my eyes to something that was right under my nose!

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    1. Thank you Ann! Oh, you can see my sauerkraut recipe here: http://cowboycountryvegetarian.blogspot.com/2011/11/fermenting-corner.html
      I've made a few more batches since that post though. At home my parents have a wine barrel for sauerkraut. So they make it in one attempt for a whole winter season. My red pot, the biggest I have, can hold only 25lb (10-11 kg) of cabbage, therefore I make it through the season several times. Usually we go through 80-100 lb (40-50 kg) of cabbage only for sauerkraut with February, March and April being the pick season for eating sauerkraut, interesting ha?!

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  20. Your potato pancakes look delicious. I haven't had a good potato pancake in quite a while. I smiled when you said your son used ketchup. Well, ketchup goes well with french fries, why not.
    Sam

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    1. Thank you Sam! I am glad you liked this post about the pancakes. My son loves ketchup on anything. I am not sure what he loves better: jam or ketchup?

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  21. Those pancakes really look delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. I am delighted that you like my recipes. Please, do come back. I love company!

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  22. Maybe you will make some soup with all those cabbages.

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    1. That would be a lot of soup! I do make soup with sauerkraut too, it an acquired taste though...:) We love it, it's one of my husband's favorite soups. How is the weather in Italy? Were you able to get your gas?

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  23. These potato pancakes look fantastic!

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.