The kids love potatoes in various forms but sometimes I don’t have time to make mash or chips so I turn to one of my fast side dishes. I can whip up this tasty little pancake in less than 10 minutes and the kids think they’re so fun. You can wrap these pancakes around cheese slices and ham or slice them up like a pizza and serve alongside omelette or ham and beans.
Makes 2 Pancakes
300g potatoes (2 medium sized spuds)
2 tsps plain flour
25g unsalted butter
pinch of salt
- Grate the potatoes into a clean cloth or large piece of muslin (no need to peel the spud). Gather up the cloth then squeeze to press out as much of the liquid from the potato as you can.
- Tip the grated potato into a bowl then sprinkle over the flour and grind over with salt then toss with your fingers to combine.
- Get two small frying pans and divide the butter between them and melt on a medium high heat. Once the butter has melted divide the potato mixture between the two pans and flatten to the size of the pan and cook 4-6 minutes until the underside is golden brown.
- Flip the pancake and cook until golden brown on the other side then slide out onto a chopping board and cut into thirds. Scatter with chives, if using them.