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
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.