Monday, February 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by Pookiefatcat.

I first learend how to make these when I worked at the Movenpick Marche in Toronto. They are really easy but very good.

For two:
3 medium potatoes
Green onions
Salt and Pepper

Boil the potatoes whole and let them cool completely. (I do this part the night before) Peel and grate the cooled potatoes. Season the potato threads with salt and pepper.

Heat two pans with butter over medium heat. Add the potato and shape into pancakes. You need to press the potato together to compact it so it wont fall apart. Cook until the bottoms of the pancakes are golden brown and crispy. This takes a lot longer than you would think.

Now you get to flip. With years of practice I can do the wrist flip and have them end up in one peice. Of course you can slide them out onto a plate and flip the plate. It's easier but leaves you with another plate to wash. If any bits have come loose just push them back.

You might want to add a bit more butter to make the edges really crispy. Cook until it's all golden and crispy.

We had these the simple way with just sourcream and green onions. But they go well with bacon or eggs or sausage and they have a particular affinity for smoked salmon.


Randi said...

Harley still has polish on from the last time. You can paint D's toenails instead. LOL

moon said...

Hi Christine...saw your comment on another blog, so decided to hop over. This recipe sounds yummy, I will have to try it out soon.
BTW I am just next door in Quebec...(waving)...will be sure to come back, have a great day.

Typical INgredients said...

Wow, it's a easy to make and simple dish to eat...thanks for sharing your recipe!

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