Saturday, February 9, 2013

Latke Pancake

I don't know if latke and pancake are synonymous, but the best way to describe this dish is one large latke pancake.  I really couldn't believe how well this turned out but it was probably the best latke I've ever had (outside of an awesome brunch in Boston a few years back).  Serve this with sour cream and sriracha sauce for a complete treat.  You can also serve with some kosher sausage for extra protein.

Ingredients (for 12 inch pan)

1 large russet potato
2 eggs
2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Peel the potato.
2. Grate the potato against a cheese grater.  When finished, transfer to a colander and drain in the sink.
3. Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan or cast iron skillet on medium high heat.  Coat the pan generously with vegetable oil.  I used almost three tablespoons.
4. While the pan is heating up, beat 2 eggs, then add bread crumbs and cheese and stir to combine.
5. Add drained potatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper to the egg and cheese mixture.  Stir to combine.
6. When oil is hot, add potato mixture to the skillet and press evenly to cover the entire pan.  Let cook undisturbed for 6-8 minutes until bottom is browned.
7. Using a solid spatula, carefully flip the pancake over and cook an additional 6-8 minutes until the other side is browned as well.
8. When finished, serve with sour cream, applesauce or sriracha!

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