In the last month or so I had been having a craving for her "German potato pancakes". Funny, in the past, I've tried to make their magic up out of thin air - guessing at the ingredients - and had dismal failures to prove how right Mum was in wanting me to watch, look and learn.
In desperation I got onto google and did some internet searching.......Ding Ding.......we have a winner!!! SO HAPPY that the net saved me - fantastic invention!!!
Here you go - this you will enjoy - totally brought back all good Sunday night memories:
Add 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt and a good grind of pepper. Mix well into the potato and onion.
Add 5 tablespoons of plain flour and mix till combined.
Heat about 1/4 cup of neutral oil (like sunflower, vegetable or rice bran) into a non stick fry pan. On a medium heat drop small amounts into the pan and flatten with a spoon. The flatter you manage to get them - the crisper they will be. NB: the baby pancake is my "I can't wait to taste this recipe tester bit"
Flip over when nice and golden - doesn't take long keep watch. Drain and dab with paper towels. You can keep them in a warm oven until you have fried them all if you like.
I know my husbands taste - so his got topped with smoked salmon, sour cream and fresh garlic chives.
He loved them (so did Rubie our mini schnauzer)!
Again - back to the childhood - mine were simply sprinkled with white sugar. I know it sounds bizarre - but it's really really good.
This recipe made 14 small pancakes and fed two greedy adults. A few little pieces were scored by the schnauzer.
I give these a most appreciative 10/10.