Tuesday, July 22, 2008

They call 'em Tater Pancakes


Let's face it, mashed potatoes are best eaten very soon after they've come off the stove. Leftover mashed taters are dry and bland, and whilst eatin' 'em you can't help but say to yourself, "Man, these ain't as good as they were last night!"

Next time you find yourself with a bowl of leftover smashed taters, don't throw 'em in a microwave and eat 'em alongside another equally bland leftover dish. Instead, try this:

Pour a half-inch of oil into a skillet
Heat skillet to medium

Put the mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl
Throw in about a half-cup of flour
Add a half-cup of milk
Mix well

Put a heaping spoonful of the potato batter into the oil, flatten until 1/4-inch thick
Repeat until skillet is full, with no flattened taters touching each other
Fry until golden brown on one side, 'bout four minutes,
Flip and repeat on opposite side
Drain on paper towels

Serve with butter, sour cream, ketchup, hot sauce ... or whatever you like on a fried tater

3 comments:

Mister Jimmy said...

We calls our version Giant Mashed Tater Bowls and have come up with a number of "recipes". Feel free to add (legitimate) combinations of your own!
http://misterjimmy.livejournal.com/43683.html

Brian Stanley said...

Is there or is there not a Andy Griffith that pays homage to potato pancakes? If anyone you should know!

TTQuick said...

"Is there or is there not a Andy Griffith that pays homage to potato pancakes? If anyone you should know!"

Yes, "The Pickle Story" episode of The Andy Griffith Show has Barney asking if Aunt Bee's made potato pancakes. (She didn't.)

Keen observation, Brian.