Eastern Europeans adore potatoes. I’m not any different. They are versatile (yes, they are, don’t snigger!). And one of the best ways to enjoy their deliciousness is by making potatoe cakes or ‘placki ziemniaczane’ as my mum would say.
And they are even tastier when you add your home grown herbs to the mix.
A quick recipe for those who feel inspired (35 mins in total). Serving 2.
What you need
- 4 large potatoes, peeled, boiled and then mashed or grated
- 1 onion, also grated
- 1 egg
- 1 table spoon of flour
- salt and pepper
- herbs: 1 handful of dill and parsley, but you can also use coriander; finely chopped
- vegetable oil
How to do it
After boiling the potatoes in salted water, drain them and mash them up when they cool down. Add finely grated onion, then add flour and one egg and leave it for 10-15 mins, so the mixture gets thicker. Add the herbs, and salt and pepper.
Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan and brown the cakes (you can shape them using a wooden spoon) on both sides. Serve with sour cream. My extra tip is to add finely chopped herbs to the sour cream with a pinch of lemon.