Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pancakes
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20 Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pancakes
- 900 g sebago potatoes, peeled (just under 32oz)
- 1 medium brown onions (150g) or 1 yellow onion, finely chopped (just under 5oz)
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried sage, to taste
- sea salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream, low fat is fine (120g)
- 2⁄3 cup vegetable oil (160ml)
- 80 g butter (just under 3oz)
- Grate the potatoes coarsely; squeeze the excess moisture from the potatoes; combine the potato in a large bowl with the onion, garlic, chives, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper to taste, egg yolks flour and sour cream.
- Beat the egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until firm peaks o the potato mixture.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil with 20g of the butter in a non-stick pan; cook heaped tablespoons of the potato mixture, uncovered, until browned on both sides; drain the pancakes on absorbent kitchen paper and cover to keep warm; repeat with the same amounts of the remaining oil, butter and potato mixture.
- Notes: One Australian measuring cup holds approximately 250ml (8 fluid ounces), one Australian tablespoon holds 20ml and one Australian teaspoon holds 5ml. North America, New Zealand and the United Kingdom use a 15ml tablespoon. In this recipe, the addition of the rosemary and sage is really best guided by taste. I never measure herbs.
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Loved the flavor . . . used all your spices, excpet instead of shredded potatoes I used left over mash potatoes. I substituted shallots for the onion. Only problem I had was keeping the patties together . . . probably should have added more flour since I was using mashed potatoes. Made for ZWT5 Family Picks.
I really like the taste of these yummy potato pancakes! They are herby yet light and the chives and onion goe great together. I skipped the sage also, since I didnt have any on hand, but will maybe add it next time (for I think it sounds like a great addition). These are easy to put together and make a great side dish to veggies. I served them with a dollop of yoghurt mixed with herbs on top and mixed veggies which I liked a lot. My only problem with these was that they took way longer to bake than stated in the recipe (not 15 minutes, but rather 35-40 minutes). But other than that, very nice! Thanks so much for sharing, bluemoon!
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