Shredded Potato Pancake for One

Shredded Potato Pancake for One

A Golden Fried Potato Pancake

This super simple dish makes an excellent quickie breakfast, lunch, or late night snack for one.   If you want it to go a little farther use a griddle pan, and divide the batter into four.   The little ones make a lovely side dish to roast chicken, steak, or pork.

Splash of Olive Oil for the Pan
1 Yukon Gold or Red Potato, washed and grated with peel on
1 Green Onion, chopped
1 Egg, beaten
1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
Pinch of Salt
Dash of Pepper or Red Pepper Flakes

Garnish; Dollop of Sour Cream and a Pinch of Garlic Chives

In a bowl, combine shredded potato, green onion, egg, and seasonings.  Beat with a fork until the egg froths.   Add oil to a hot pan, pour in potato mix, and flatten to about ½” with a fork.  I use a 7” wide fry pan (it’s my go-to for crepes, and omelets).  Reduce heat to medium and cook until golden brown.   Flip, and cook remaining side until golden brown.  Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a pinch of chives or fresh herb of choice.

Serves 1 as a main course or 4 as a side.   They’re as good cold as they were hot.

Luxed Up;   Spread a cold potato pancake with cream cheese, top with a slice or two of smoked salmon, and a spoonful of capers.

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