Potato Pancakes and Fried Eggs (A Variation of the Recipe In the Cookbook Falling Cloudberries)

This is McCann with my copy of the Falling Cloudberries cookbook. I haven't cooked from it in a very long time. While looking through it, I decided to share a recipe from it at least once a month. This is my variation of her Potato Pancakes.

1 large russet potato

1 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons chicken broth

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

pinch black pepper

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

Take one large potato, like this one.

Peel it, like this.

Chop it into small cubes.

Put it in a pot and cover with water.

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. and start to boil over medium heat.

While that is cooking, take one large egg, like the one in my hand here.

Crack it in half and separate the yolk and the whites. I pass the yolk between each half of the egg shell over a bowl, or they have specialized tools for this job.

Here they are separated.

Beat the yolks.

Put the whites in a bigger bowl.

You can either beat it by hand like this, or...

or you you can beat it with an electric mixer like this.

Either way, beat it until the whites form stiff peaks like this.

Once the potatoes are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork, drain them.

Now put them through a ricer or mash them very well. (By the way, potato ricers are wonderful and you can buy them for as cheap as $13. Just $32 for a uber cool one at Williams-Sonoma.

Here is what the potatoes will look like after going through the ricer.

Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream.

And 2 tablespoons chicken broth.

Mix with a fork.

Add two tablespoons flour.

And 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley and a pinch of black pepper.

Now mix in the egg yolk.

It will look like this.

Now mix in the whipped egg whites.

You now have potato pancake batter.

Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a frying pan.

Once the butter is melted and you have spread the butter and oil around in the pan, pour you batter.

You can either do small cakes like this.

This is what they look like done (with a fried egg).

And this is what it looks like fried up as one big pancake. You can just drop the egg right on top. This is also good with salmon, bacon or sausage. It tastes different than a regular pancake.

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