You can get a real pirogi recipe on this site. They’re a simple dish of a Polish … Have a good day! Your directions do not make sense till this day. Good luck! Polish food is always great, if you get on the internet make sure it is authentic!! My aunt tillie always made it. how about a little lemon with the potatoes to keep them white. If you can’t find a fine mesh sieve, you can always line a regular sieve or even a colander with cheesecloth. Polish Potato Pancakes (Placki Ziemniaczane). Polish potato pancakes, known as placki kartoflane or placki ziemniaczane in Polish, are delicious and delightful. She was German, btw. Fold in egg white. and soft on the inside. Am wondering if it would as well with mashed potatoes. Just made these and they were great! This was fantastic. I saw your post about your grandparents immigrating from Warsaw, Poland. It sounds like you are talking about Kugelis or Kugeli, a Lithuanian dish. Hhhmmmm. Cutting the potatoes and placing in water would prevent darkening but it removes a little starch from the potatoes and drying well before adding to the batter might work, too. My mother was Polish and she used the same recipe, but used a hand grater and did not strain the liquid from the starch. I am Slovak, Czech and Polish mix. My ex-husband was maybe half polish and his recipe was passed down from his family. I have most of her polish recipes written down from sessions I had with her before she passed. When I mixed in the flour, egg and seasoning, the potatoes began to release moisture and drain. They offer a rich source of protein and are great on their own or as a side dish, even outside of the Lenten season. Sad. You can prevent them from turning dark by soaking them in cold water with either lemon juice, vinegar, or vitamin C powder while you prep the rest of the ingredients. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. I know there is a secret ingredient somewhere that can prevent this from happening. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. It was too die for. Add salt pepper and flour until thickened a bit. Use only a portion of the flour and stir in more if needed. I love your kitchen. My family has always added cooked bacon. But I also used red potatoes, that’s what I had in hand. I use peanut oil to fry but momma and her momma used lard! Hi, I love to collect any kind of polish recipes because I am American Polish as well. Both ways are great with a glass of tea or milk. Fry pan. Last time I used acsorbic acid and it did work the best so far. Thank you for a wonderful website…, I’m wondering if I could use sweet potato instead of regular potato…. Here is a photo of that bowl if you can get your hands on one……..look at the picture on the right and you can see the little nubs around the holes (you can still find some used bowls on ebay – didn’t see them on the tupperware site): Hi Jenn — I’ve been making your placki for over a year now. Drained, then the other ingredients are added. When I made these, the potatoes turned pinkish-brown after grating and did not drain. You could do either way and get the other ingredients ready the night before and add the potatoes just prior to cooking. Flatten a 1/2 cup of the shredded potato mixture in the palm of your hands and carefully add to the oil. I really enjoy watching your video and all the healthy way of preparing / cooking food that i once thought was so sinful to eat them. Roll each portion into a compact ball then flatten it into a pancake about a 1/2-inch-thick. Yes, the food processor is quicker, but the texture is different. Thanks in advance, Patti. Grate russet potatoes on smallest grate. Potato pancakes drenched in fresh butter are heavenly. All the old ways are gone. Generally baked in a 9×13 pan. It is so colourful and you have so many cute tools. Then add back in what was drained? Liquid from the potatoes in the strainer will go into the bowl. Polish-style Potato Pancakes are crunchy on the outside (especially around the edges!) Not even sure you can get duck blood anymore. You can add to the flavor of your potato pancakes in a variety of ways. I’ve soaked potatoes in water and cooked potatoes the day before needing for mashing the next day without changing color, texture or taste. 1 tbl of flour would be good for 4 or 5 potatoes. YES! Turn your leftovers into these savory fully loaded mashed potato pancakes with this simple recipe! In a cast iron skillet, heat 1/2 teaspoon of oil over medium heat. I use a cheese cloth to wring out the water from potatoes catch it in a bowl so I don’t lose the starch.. fantastic easy recipe…thanks Jenny. Jenny, my adult son and I just left the dinner table smiling like idiots. Has anyone else heard of this recipe & know the specifics? My recipe is easy thanks to my food processor but you can always grate the potatoes and onion by hand. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes thoroughly (you can leave some small chunks for texture). Mashed potatoes are never as good the next day. They are quick and easy to make and only require a handful of pantry staple ingredients. Can you make the batter ahead of time and put it in the fridge and then fry them? This Easy Mashed Potato Pancakes Recipe works for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it's a perfect use for left over mashed potatoes. Just thaw and drain the hash browns and mix them with the other ingredients, no grater or food processor needed. We always called this just potato patties, usually made from left over mashed potatoes, but the same recipe otherwise. Happy eating! Not sure what else she added. I grate the potatoes, I never measure. I cannot wait to try your other Polish Recipes. It is a potato pancake recipe that is baked in a 9″ x 13″ pan in the oven. Also, Chia is a great source of protein. They came out wonderful and took me right back to my childhood!!! I noticed that there are complaints about these being tasteless. Pancakes made from grated or mashed potatoes can be found in many recipes of Slavic nations. Top with sour cream and a side of applesauce. Thanks so much for your superb Ponczkis Recipe and superb video!! To where? I am “AMERICAN POLISH” GRANDPARENTS IMMIGRATED FROM WARSAW. Watch the video or give it a try, the problem may be with the viewer not the writer. She very seldom used measuring spoons, it was a learned process she used. This mashed potato pancakes recipe is simply the best way to use up those leftover mashed potatoes! (Not sure that’s how you spell it). He loves them and your method is quicker and less messy. It’s nice to have something in common. My mother’s paternal family was from an area called Wolhynia (pronounced “Volhynia”), I believe. Been eating them with yellow mustard for 60 years. I have seen an electric potato grater imported from Lithuania specifically made for grating potatoes for kugelis on the internet. 2. Place in a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and let drain for 5 minutes or longer. Looking forward to making many more of your recipes. Mix, cook in oil. Mix thoroughly. Peel the potatoes and boil in salted water for about 20 minutes. This removes starch and prevents darkening. See more ideas about polish recipes, cooking recipes, recipes. A food processor can come close but cannot duplicate the results you get from the hand grating the Russet potatoes. you can find one at Target or Walmart, if you want to see if a store near you has one just go to the website and see if your store carries one. All other recipes out there call for a lot of flour and I knew that wasn’t right. Made with ducks blood. I know cream of tartar will keep your potatoes from turning in a crock pot dish. They’re work & messy but worth every bite! My mouth is watering, just thinking about these. I’m now 72. Grandma's Polish Potato Pancakes - Craving Tasty Crispy-skinned off the skillet and soft and delicate inside, these Polish potato pancakes are a real treat. I was wondering if I could brush with oil, and use air fryer !?? They are the best an very close to my Russian grandmothers recipe. I used 1 tsp. I can almost taste them. Add in flour and seasonings and combine. Hate crimes are still being committed today in the United Kingdom. My ex-husband was maybe half polish and his recipe was passed down from his family. Hi, Possibly, cooking your potatoes slightly in the microwave, like you were making “baked” potatoes with the skins on. They are also good with applesauce on them. (I’m making paczki today!). You can’t taste the vinegar after cooking, because it cooks off. Something to do with flax I believe! They have the highest starch content, there were no such things as Yukon gold etc in Poland, My son loved these so much, he would offer to grate the potatoes With the hand grater. My kids were blown away, made the rolled cabbage & pancakes tonight for dinner! I’ve made potato placki dozens of times. Turn the pancake and fry the other side for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Potatoes will stay white and will release very little liquid at the end. Fry until brown on the bottom (don't turn until the pancake is brown or it will stick), about 3 to 5 minutes. This same substance can and is used to stop fruit from darkening ie. Delicious. If you don't like the idea of grating potatoes by hand, there are a couple ways to get around it. This is 2nd recipe we made of yours. But I’ve had people ask for applesauce and they like it. Thank you! Through out the ages many countries and cultures have tried to wipe out Poland, it’s people, it’s language, and it’s culture unsuccessfully. Thank You Jenny keep up the great “POLISH RECIPES”!!!! My mom also always added a tsp or two of baking powder & one of baking soda as well. Many cuisines have their own take on them, including Jewish latkes, Czech potato dumplings, and Lithuanian zeppelins. Will be making again. We always put the potatoes and onions through a meat grinder attached to the table or counter and served with lots of butter and a little applesauce. How to make mashed potato pancakes Ingredients: Mashed Potatoes, butter, eggs, green onions, oil, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper Mix mashed potatoes, cheese, green onions, parsley, egg and seasonings in a bowl Form mixture into 2 inch balls 100% true. Keep up the good work przyjaciel! I don’t think it’s possible to keep it white for that long. On top, they’re garnished with a variety of toppings. Place peeled & chopped potatoes and onion into a food processor. In a large, heavy skillet set over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil to a depth of 1/4-inch. We always put syrup on ours. These Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes are a delicious way to use up leftover mashed potato.Can you think of a better combination than mashed potato, cheese, chives encased in a crispy golden breadcrumb coating? these Polish potato pancakes. This traditional recipe comes from Gwizdały village in the Mazovia region of Poland and it's surprisingly easy. Grated raw potatoes can become gray rather fast. like steve yuritchko and I do? I dont own cast iron, and people on here are saying they dont turn out as well in reg. Directions. Then, cooling and preparing in the food processor as directed. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or more as needed), 1/2 cup vegetable oil (approximately, for frying), Garnish: granulated sugar, sour cream, applesauce. Serve with sour cream. Simply add grated garlic, onion, carrot, parsnips, zucchini, or other vegetables to the batter before frying. Thank you, Jenny, for sharing your Polish recipes and for the great videos. Jenny, do you know how to make chanina. Could you email me and let me know if we can team up in this way? I have used Chia seed in place of egg in pancakes. You then combine the potato That is “Czernina” but I’m sorry I do not have a recipe for that soup. Not sure if cinnamon sugar is then sprinkled over it all. Try them and please comment. Using your hands, divide the mixture into 6-8 portions. The sour cream is eaten with the pancakes after the fact, and as for cinnamon and sugar we ate that also after being cooked. Not sure where the last part came from but it’s very, very good. This will keep your potatoes white. Transfer finely shredded onion and potatoes to the cold acidulated water. Most European cultures have their own potato pancakes recipe that has been enjoyed for generations. My family is polish, from South side of Pittsburgh pa. apples. Frozen hash browns will really save time when you want potato pancakes, though the flavor and texture will be different. I’ll add a tiny bit of flour and see what happens. Add a tsp of baking soda, tsp flour. All my best, Catherine, I hope in your novel you express the reality that Polish people were also targeted by the Nazis for ethnic cleansing to just the Jews. Hi Jenny: my polish mother makes potato pancakes, but she never drains the potatoes. https://www.jennycancook.com/recipes/polish-potato-pancakes Victoria’ mother is making placki in Chapter 1, and I thought I’d include a snippet of ch.1 and then you recipe. In a large mixing bowl, mix the potatoes, onion, eggs, salt, and pepper. Here’s my two cents’ worth of wisdom: 1. I’m a freelance writer of Polish descent and have just recently found a publisher for my novel Victoria’s War: a WWII Novel. Combine with the salt and stir. How to make Polish potato pancakes: step-by-step. Barbara Rolek is a former chef who became a cooking school instructor and award-winning food writer. I have no experience with egg substitutes but I’m sure you can find something on the internet. Yummy memories. Most of the time they were made with leftover mashed potatoes. are the worst. Thank You ! 1. Cook about 3 minutes per side, adding 1/2 teaspoon oil as needed. They need to be grated, as finely as possible, not shredded. To add to the comments, grate your potatoes into water with a tablespoon or so of white vinegar or bottled lemon juice. They also make a great side to my creamy mushroom soup and chicken noodle soup. Carefully pour off the drained liquid but keep the white starch that’s settled on the bottom. Heat until hot, but not smoking. SO GooD!!! FOR GOODNESS SAKE IT DOES, YOU HAVE THE ONION AND POTATO THEY BOTH DRAIN JUICES.!!!!!! The secret is to drain off the potato juice but keep the starch. I am from Michigan and am Polish and I considered my Mom the finest polish cook in the world. Oh yes .. thank you for your beauty in sharing this with our world. They should be about 3 inches in diameter. Good Luck! They’re incredibly cheesy and oh, so satisfying. Repeat so that you have 3-4 potato latkes cooking at the same time. Potato pancakes with garlic, carrot, onion, dill, and parsley pan fried until golden brown. Drop tablespoonfuls of potato mixture into the skillet and spread out to form a 3-inch circle that's about 1/4-inch thick. It sounds to me like you had old potatoes. Thank you for sharing all your secret recipes with us. They were so much less greasy. Polish duck soup. Anyway, I grate raw potatoes but do NOT pour off the liquid……….I did this one time and the flavor went right out with the liquid! Process for about 30 seconds until lumps are gone. She died when I was 12, but I’ll never forget them. You are such a gem! . oh my! That’s where we traced them. Combine potatoes, eggs, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl. The grating blade on a food processor does not work, the recipe will not turn out well. Oh yeah, at the age of 8 I even had a sm glass of wine and she would always say that is good for you, the wine was “MUSCATEL” ,now I can’t find it anywhere. - Jenny Jones. I tweeked it by chopping the potatoes and onion in the blender then switch it to blend and add the flour, salt and. Who has the secret??? Always turns out great! We’ve never actually measured. YES! My mom also used bacon and called it “babka”. Tastes yummy. We grated the potatoes on the fine holes of the grater, works so much faster in the processor. Can your potato pancakes be made ahead of time and then frozen and reheated again ? Jenny, recipe is the same always used by my mom. Amazing recipe Jenny. The recipe also includes a secret to making potato pancake keep their beautiful color for a very long time without turning grey. They’re quick, easy, and super delicious! 2 large russet potatoes, raw (about 1 1/2 pounds), 1/4 cup onion (about 1/2 of a small onion), 1 Tablespoon flour (whole wheat or all-purpose), 3 teaspoons oil, divided, for frying (I use peanut oil). Make stuffed cabbage a lot, have not mastered the art of making perogi, but love them. We went to church together.. Could I use store-bought potato starch if I don’t save the starch from the potatoes themselves? You cannot beat hand grated potatoes. I sent it around the world several times over! The mashed potato version in Polish are called tłuczone placki ziemniaczane, in Czech they are kaše bramborové placky in Slovak . To the starch, add the drained potato/onion mixture, egg, flour, salt, & pepper. I like the lacy edges myself. Topped with sour cream and chives! The recipe also includes a secret to making potato pancake keep their beautiful color for a very long time without turning grey. Drain rinse water carefully, reserving white potato flour at the bottom. Combine the shredded potato, egg and chopped onion in a medium-sized bowl. So, maybe it’ll work in this recipe. Had to try it right away and it came out great. Drain and press out as much moisture as possible, using paper towels. See more ideas about potato pancakes, mashed potato pancakes, cooking recipes. on the delicious inside. Has anyone heard of a recipe called “klaitzie”? I had not tried to make them, but your recipe sounded so good, I had to try! Thanks. Those Cabbage Rolls are great if mad right, and these pancakes wow!!! I am so glad I watched it (and several more) and then checked out your website. Put the mixture in a strainer and place on top of a small bowl to get rid of excess water. I can’t find other recipes online, like it. I love everything polish but head cheese, and only because I can’t stand unflavored help which keeps the head cheese together. Starch at the bottom? Food processed potatoes don’t have liquid draining from them from sitting in a strainer for 5 minute…please explain . To speed things up, I use a blender or food processor. Get our cookbook, free, when you sign up for our newsletter. Nice recipe, very close to my Mom’s. Accidentally made way too much and batter kept in fridge 3-4 days. I poured off as much as possible and cooked them. Spoon 1/4 cup mounds into pan, flattening each one to an even thickness. Personally, I add more onion as I love the taste. Roll mixture into balls and press flat on a baking sheet/plate. Jan 22, 2019 - Explore Dorothy Mendel's board "Polish potato pancakes" on Pinterest. The dish is made with potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, Carnation milk and eggs. Drain as directed and add back the starch to the batter.. My mother always added a bit of nutmeg and poultry seasoning or ground marjoram to the batter. They were the best. Which European country will inspire your culinary journey tonight? I think I may have squeezed out too much of the liquid. With fingers, remive potatoes from water, squeeze out all you can, then press more out in aclean tea towel. Add egg yolk, flour, salt, peppers and parsley. The potato pancakes were the same as yours but we topped with melted onion butter. Turns a funny color, but stir it up and it tastes EXACTLY like it did the first day. My mom used to make potato pancakes for breakfast. Just a thought as I haven’t made this recipe yet. 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