Irish Style Potato-Chive Pancakes

Total Time
1hr 40mins
30 mins
1 hr 10 mins

Irish cuisine originated in the kitchens of the farmers of the past from good, wholesome food made with locally grown produce. A famous Irish staple is the potato. Whip those into an old, easy standby and you have a great lunch, especially with a bit of sausage on the side. Posted for Zaar World Tour 05.

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  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes, then return to saucepan.
  5. Turn heat under saucepan to medium-low.
  6. Cook potatoes until dry, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add milk.
  8. Using a potato masher, mash potato mixture until fairly smooth.
  9. Remove from heat; stir in chives, salt and pepper.
  10. Transfer to a medium bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold.
  11. Potatoes will thicken as they cool.
  12. Form potato mixture into 12 patties about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot and sizzling.
  13. Add three or four patties to skillet.
  14. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  15. Keep warm in a 200 degrees F oven while cooking remaining patties in remaining butter.
  16. Serve warm with sour cream.