Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Smashed Potato Pancakes

I religiously eat the same thing for breakfast during the week (Kashi GoLean Crunch), so I look forward to cooking breakfast on the weekends.  The Recipe Hunter (AKA my gf) struck again and found a recipe for latkes (potato pancakes) based on what we had on hand.  These came out pretty damn good - I dolloped some sour cream on the side, an over easy egg on top, and toast to soak up the goodness. 


3lbs - Red Potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 - Clove Garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp - Salt
1/2 tsp - Fresh Ground Pepper
1 3/4 cups - Panko Bread Crumbs (divided)
1 - Egg (beaten)
2 slices - Bacon (cooked and minced)
1/4 cup - Cheddar (shredded)
1/4 cup - Scallion (chopped)
1/4 cup - Butter (room temperature)
1 tbsp - Sour Cream
3 tbsp - Canola Oil

1) In a large pot, add the potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer until tender.
2) Drain and add to a large bowl.
3) Mash the potatoes and add the garlic, salt, pepper, 1 cup of panko, egg, cheese, bacon, onion, butter, and sour cream. 
4) Form the potato mixture into 3-inch patties. 
5) Put the remaining 3/4 cup of panko in a shallow dish and dredge the potato patties in the crumbs.
6) In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat and cook 3-4 minutes on each side.

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