Pommes Paillasson or Straw Potato Cake

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel potatoes & grate them coarsely, then immediately toss them with melted butter & season with salt & pepper.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan, then add potato mixture.
  • Press mixture down to form an even layer that covers the pan.
  • Cook over moderate heat 7-10 minutes until base is well browned.
  • Loosen potato cake by shaking pan or running a thin spatula under it.
  • To turn it over, invert a large baking sheet over the frying pan &, holding it tightly against the pan, turn them both over together.
  • Lift off frying pan & return it to the heat, adding a little more oil if it looks dry.
  • Slide the upside down potato cake into the frying pan again & continue cooking until it is crisp & browned on the second side.
  • Remove from frying pan & serve hot!
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