Potato and Fennel Pancakes with Mushrooms
Combine oyster mushrooms with the creminis, if you wish. Good with a green salad.
Preparation Time15 min
Preparation Time - Text15 mins
Cooking Time1 min
Cooking Time - Text60
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursehot appetizer, side dish
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturesavory, umami
- 3 baking potatoes
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely diced
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 oz (225g) cremini mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped thyme
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- Parmesan cheese shavings, to garnish
- 4 tbsp creme fraiche, to serve
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of salted water and cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes, until just tender. Drain, cool, and peel. Shred the potatoes into a bowl.
Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and fennel and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the potatoes, eggs, flour, and nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Preheat the oven to 200°F (95°C). Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. In batches, add about ¼ cup of the potato mixture for each pancake, and flatten with a spatula. Cook, turning once, about 7 minutes, until golden. Keep warm in the oven while making the remaining pancakes.
Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook about 5 minutes until the mushrooms are browned. Stir in the thyme and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.
Serve the pancakes, topped with the mushrooms, Parmesan shavings, and a dollop of créme fraîche.
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