Dec 28, 2010

Placki Ziemniaczane

Placki Ziemniaczane is the Polish version of the ever so popular potato pancakes and my favorite as well. I love having these dainty rounds for a simple lunch or as a side to a beautiful European dinner. The finished batter should look like mush but they fry up as perfect little circles.

2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 eggs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves
sunflower oil for frying
Sour cream to serve

1. In a food processor add potatoes, eggs, flour, salt and garlic. Blend well until pureed. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add enough oil to fry pancakes (about 1-14 inch).

2. Drop tablespoonfuls of potato mixture into skillet and spread out to a 3-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick.

3. Fry until brown on the bottom (don't turn until the pancake is brown or it will stick), about 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the pancake and fry the other side 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream.

Yields: 12

6 fabulous comments:

Awan said...

Oh Noor these look amazing you just had to huh ha.

Noor said...

Thank you :) and I like good food what can I say lol

UmmUmarNY said...

These look so good... sound so easy... and I love potatoes!!! Thanks so much! I will surely try these InshaAllah :D

From Yeast to Zest said...


These look perfect MashaAllah, the golden color is so even. :) I made some potato cakes stuffed with cheese and even sat my son to see how I make them since he loves potatoes and cheese but I still couldn't get him to eat them. :( I really need to try these and yes the mix seems like it would be wetter than my recipe.

Noor said...

OH I love me some potatoes as well lol. MMM and fried even better :p

Zelia thanks I made sure to stand there and not leave the entire time I made them. Usually I leave and forget so I stayed put this time. Talal will not eat them as well but I sure love them.

Memyself said...

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah!

The potato pancakes are droolworthy. I am definitely giving them a try insha Allah!