How to cook potato flapjacks
Potato flapjacks, hashbrowns, potato fritters or potato pancakes are national and favourite dish of many European cuisines. It seems that there is no difficulty about it. Just grate potatoes and fry pancakes. You can cook widely different dishes; it depends on how fine you will grate the potatoes, what you will add to them and with what you are going to eat flapjacks. My family likes hashbrowns, and to my mind in the course of time I worked out my own recipe of very simple and tasty potato flapjacks. And more I know a secret how to keep potatoes from browning, so as ready potato pancakes have beautiful gold colour. I discover this secret to you with pleasure. So, we prepare potato flapjacks (serves 2).
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 onion
- Salt, ground pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
Pay attention we cook potato flapjacks without flour, baking powder and other fillers and raising agents. Only the very necessary ingredients. As the result, the taste of ready hashbrowns reminds fried potatoes more than vegetable pancakes. Although, tastes differ.
Begin with onion; it is the very same secret. It is necessary to peel the onion and grate it the first. As finely as it is possible. Grated potatoes mixed quickly with onion and its juice will not darken so fast.
Then we grate potatoes to the same dish as thickly as possible and mix them with grated onion at once.
Add salt, ground black pepper and slightly beaten egg to the potato mixture.
Further, without hesitation, we lay out pancakes to the frying pan with heated vegetable oil and fry until lightly brown on top. If potatoes had time to start juice, drain the excessive. But it does not matter if it gets to the frying pan.
That is all, our potato flapjacks are ready. As you see they almost haven’t darkened. Have a nice meal!
- It is the basic, one can say semi-finished recipe. If you have time and desire, you can add cut herbs, garlic, favourite spices, grated cheese and even boiled minced meat to the potato mixture. You will obtain your signature recipe of potato flapjacks.
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