Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day all! It's time for green everything. You could add food coloring to this recipe, but it tastes just as good (and probably better) without it. Stick to green socks and beer everyone!

Irish Potato Pancakes

2 cups mashed potatoes
1/3 cup flour
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp Garlic Olive Oil
1 tsp garlic paste
1/4 cup fresh herbs, I like chives and parsley
Salt and pepper

Up to 1/4 cup Garlic Olive Oil for frying

Put all the ingredients into a bowl and stir very well to combine. This is best made with leftover cold mashed potatoes, they are easier to handle. Knead everything out and divide into individual portions. Shape into rounds. I like to make them thinner, but you can make them thicker if you like.

Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of the frying oil up to medium high heat. Place the rounds in the pan and cook about 4 minutes a side, until they are golden brown. If they start to stick, drop more oil in by the teaspoonful. If you make them thinner, you will probably need the whole 1/4 cup of oil to fry with, potatoes do absorb it, but if you made them thicker, you'll probably only need half that.