Cast Iron Potato Pancakes

It was a listener suggestion, so I gave it a go this weekend! – Scotty

A few weeks ago we were talking about how I wanted to cook more with my grandmother’s cast iron skillet.  As usual, Clear Country had some great ideas and potato pancakes was one of them.  They turned out delicious!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This is the basic recipe I used, and it was pretty simple.  Most of it is probably stuff you’ve already got in your pantry & fridge…

A couple of thoughts…

  • I’m pretty sure the wringing the water out in a towel is an important step.  I looked at several recipes and they all stressed it.  I used a towel, maybe you’ve got a better trick.
  • It’s one of those “blank canvas” dishes because it’s so basic.  I just used salt & pepper, but you could play around with different herbs you like, and flavor it up like you like it.
  • I tried several toppings, including shredded cheese, ketchup, sour cream, and this Taco Bell Ranchero Sauce that would make a shoe taste good.  A couple of the recipes I looked at suggested applesauce, so I tried that too.

Anyway, give it a shot and let us know what you thought.  Liz & I already have our next cast iron dish picked out, and we are SUPER excited to try it…stay tuned!

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