Wednesday, April 06, 2005

golden brown fried grated potatoes (potato pancakes, hash browns)

kids were craving bistek so i got a nice Angus beef flank steak (marinated in sweet soy and sweetened calamansi juice and a crushed garlic clove this time) and instead of deep-frying potato slices, i decided to make something i'd seen in a friend's food blog.
boil about a two pounds of peeled white potatoes only until fork can pierce about 1/2 inch through (inside will be firm) and plunge into ice cold water. drain completely on clean towels. when cool enough to handle grate coarsely. (you may add 2 tbsps. finely grated white onions.) season with salt and pepper and toss. form into patties and fry in 2 tbsps. butter and 2 tbsps. olive oil.
makes about 6 patties.
paired with caramelized onion rings, it was delectable. it was crunchy. it was gone in a flash.
another great food idea from the suplada chef. my children thank you, husband thanks you, i thank you!