Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{45 by 45} spicy potato pancakes


this past sunday i was craving spicy potato pancakes.. we have a restaurant in boulder city called southwest diner.. menu found here..they have wonderful food.. so the first time i tried these i didn't know what to expect.. they serve it with apple sauce so i wasn't sure if they would be sweet n spicy or what.. so i ordered my egg on a separate plate and got it scrambled.. well as soon as i tried them i knew it would be amazing with a sunny side up egg right on top.. they aren't like any "pancake" i have had before.. they were like mashed potatoes made into a pancake.. the next time we went i got my egg on top and wow was it good.  so sunday i got up and wanted them again but i thought i would try and duplicate them.. i hadn't made mashed potatoes in forever so i didn't have any left over so i got a tub of the pre made mashed potatoes from the store.. and they turned out awesome!! you must try these.. if not for breakfast then dinner.. they are that good.. i suggest this long weekend you make them.. let me know what you think if you do..


prep time:  10 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: approx. 4

ingredients:

4 cups cold left over mashed potatoes (prepared with milk and butter)
1 egg, beaten slightly
1 can whole kernal corn, drained
2 jalapeno peppers, diced small
1 small onion, diced small
salt and pepper
sour cream (optional)
egg (optional)
parsley for garnish (optional)
olive oil

combine the first 6 ingredients and mix well. in an iron skillet heat oil over medium hight heat.. add potato mixture and press down with the back of your spoon to flatten and make a "pancake".. cover and cook for 6 minutes or until bottom is crispy..  flip over and do the other side for another 5 minutes or so.. keep an eye on them you don't want to flip them to early they will fall apart.. remove to a serving plate.. garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sunny side up egg if you wish sprinkle with parsley and serve with a bloody mary.. now thats sunday brunch!!




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