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Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely minced
  • 124-ounce package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter for frying, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying, divided

Serve with:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Capers
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Crème Fraiche or sour cream
  • Lemon wedges
  • Dill fronds

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat and add onions. Sauté for three minutes then remove from heat and cool. The same pan will be used to fry the potato pancakes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cooled sautéed onions, Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes, eggs, cheese and crème Fraiche.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and baking powder.
  4. Mix dry into the potato mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly then chill the mixture for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F to keep batches of the potato pancakes warm.
  7. In the same pan you cooked the onions, heat to just shy of medium high. The temperature should be hotter than medium but not full medium high.
  8. Place half the butter and half the oil in the pan and once hot, using an ice cream scoop, scoop out four scoops of the potato mixture into the hot fat. Then gently pat the tops to make a disc about ¾ of an inch thick.
  9. Cook for two to three minutes until browned, then flip and cook for another two to three minutes.
  10. Remove to a sheet pan and hold in the oven.
  11. Repeat two more times using the remaining butter and oil as needed to fry the second two batches.
  12. Serve hot with smoked salmon, hard cooked eggs, capers, red onion, crème Fraiche, lemon wedges and fresh dill. Or with your choice of toppings.