Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chef Chuck's Potato Pancakes with Pine Nuts




Frittatine Patate e Pinoli


Potato pancakes can be served as crispy appetizers or a vegetable side dish. Fried to a golden brown, these small pancakes are made with potatoes, sauteed onions, freshly grated parmigiana cheese, organic eggs and buttery pine nuts. A simple vegetarian recipe that you can enjoy making with the whole family.


Potato Pancakes

3 potatoes
1 onion, diced
4 eggs
1 cup parmigiana cheese, grated
4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
olive oil


Boil potatoes till fork tender. Meanwhile brown onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Toast pine nuts in a small dry frying pan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and mash potatoes, add all other ingredients and let rest for 10 minutes. Heat a frying pan, add a little olive oil and form small pancakes, fry on both sides till golden brown. Makes about a dozen. Serve with a marinara sauce or a hot sauce.

11 comments:

  1. Simple is good and these look great Chuck!

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  2. Hello Yankeesoaper, That is the way we like it sometimes!! Thank you, enjoy :)

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  3. Oh these look so much better than the potato pancakes I make! Delicious!

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  4. Beautiful, Chuck! Potato croquettes either from my grandma or mom or from some great old fashioned places I know in Brooklyn are pure comfort, but yours is the first I've seen with pignolli and onions. I must make them today!

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  5. Hi Jamie, These are a little better then the norm.
    And yes, delicious!
    Thank you

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  6. Hello Joe, The pine nuts give that sweetness we like!
    Please enjoy, Thank you.

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  7. Perfect for this autumnal weather. As it happens, I have a vegetarian friend coming to stay soon. These are on my list.

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  9. Hello casalba, I am glad to hear this made your list! Thank you and enjoy:)

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  10. This is a great pancake recipe. I love all the ingredients in it. I must make this one Sunday for breakfast. Nice snap too. Thanks Chef:D

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  11. Hello Quay Po Cooks, I am sure you will enjoy that Sunday morning! Thank You :)

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