Indian Potato Pancakes

"These awesome little pancakes make a nice brunch item or an appetizer, or they can serve as one part of a more complex meal. Serve them topped with a dollop of nonfat yogurt or Mango Peach Chutney if desired."
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8 3-inch pancakes




  • Combine the potatoes, garam maslala or curry, salt, green onions and egg white. Warm a large nonstick skillet. Spray with cooking spray. Drop the potato batter by a scant 1/4 cup measure onto the skillet and gently flatten into a circle with a spatula. Make as many pancakes as will fit in your skillet, but leave enough room to flip them.
  • cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip the pancakes over, cover and cook for 3 minutes on the second side. Then uncover, and cook until browned about 3 minutes longer.
  • VARIATION: replace the white potatoes with sweet potatoes and use 2 egg whites.

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  1. Delicious!!! They were so good that after I tested one, I made a second batch while my first batch was cooking. I did use the whole egg.
  2. No one in my family thought too highly of these pancakes, complaining of a bitter taste, which I assume came from the garam masala. I extracted a lot of water from the grated potatoes. I wonder if I didn't extract enough and it threw off the masala-potato ratio.
  3. Well, I have never tasted these before, but they were marvelous. Something so different. I loved the flavor of the garam masala. The little cakes come out beautifuly browned, and the green onion was a nice addition. I'm wanting to try this with the sweet potatoes too. Thanks so much MarieAlice for posting such a wonderful recipe.
  4. This was simple to make and made for a tasty lunch. I made them a little bigger and used Penzey's Hot Curry powder. I also used a little oil to fry them in, because even though my pan is non-stick it doesn't always act like one. LOL! Thanks for sharing. :D



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