Pancake day!

Aug 13, 2011 by

Had a craving for some pancakes the other day, but not of the normal variety.  I decided to make both potato and German pancakes for dinner.   They were both awesome and easy to make.

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Here are the potato pancakes.  I’ve you’ve never had them you are missing out.  We usually get these at one of our favorite breakfast joins, the Beach Break Cafe.  I decided to try my hand at making some.

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Here’s what you’ll need.  I doubled this recipe. Not sure why.  I just like to make way too much food sometimes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Some oil, for frying

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In a food process or salad shooter, like I used, you want to shred your onion and potatoes

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Next you want to drain out the moisture.  I put the onions onto a few paper towels to drain.  For the potatoes place them in a towel or cheese cloth and twist it tight to extract as much moisture as you can.  Set them aside.

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In a bowl add your egg

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then add your salt, pepper and flour

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mix it up into this awesome looking mixture

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add the potatoes and onions and mix it all up

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It will look like this

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chop up a couple green onions and stir them into the mix last.

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Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil into a heavy pan and turn it on medium-high

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Scoop spoon size balls of the mixture into the pan and then flatten them out with the spoon.

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When the edges get brown its time to turn them over

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flip them over and stand in awe of your amazing creations

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Take them out and let them drain on a plate with a paper towel on it.   Then eat them.  Because they are so good.

Now, onto make the german pancakes

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These things are so tasty!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • Freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Powdered (confectioners’) sugar

These are also very quick and easy to make.  Here’s how you do it.

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Preheat your oven to 450 and throw in your pan.  If you have a cast iron skillet, I recommend using that.  I just picked up 3 cast iron skillets at Sears the other day for 14 bucks on sale!  I bought them for camping, but they worked great for this.

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Add your eggs into your mixer and start mixing

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add the milk

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and the vanilla

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mix it up

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throw in the flour and mix until its very smooth and bubbly

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take the pan out and throw the butter in

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pour the batter into the pan

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…and throw it in the oven.  See how easy that was?

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we borrowed some lemons from our neighbors tree as our tree did not have any ripe ones yet

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Bake it for 20-25 minute until the sides rise up out of the pan and get all golden puffy like this

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take it out of the pan and sprinkle the entire thing with powdered sugar and top if off with the fresh squeezed lemon juice.  You can also add syrup if you like, but its not needed with the lemon and sugar topping.

German pancakes taste so awesome.  If you’ve never had one you will want to try these.

Ben…

Let me know if you made these and how much you loved them

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