← Back to Search Results
pan-frying
Wasabi Potato Pancakes Recipe-12371

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Pancakes as a side dish for dinner? If made from potatoes, they can be served as a crisp accent to a meal in place of bland mashed potatoes. This is another of those basic recipes that can be altered by changing the ingredients added to the potatoes to vary the taste and to complement the entrée with which they are being served. We’ve added horseradish, chiles, cheese, and other seasonings.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds russet or red-skinned potatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions, including some of the greens
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi paste
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

Peel and grate the potatoes into a bowl and add cold water to cover. Let stand 15 minutes to extract the starch from the potatoes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the potatoes, drain, and let the water they were soaking in sit for a few minutes.

Carefully pour off the water, leaving the sediment in the bowl. This sediment is the starch from the potatoes and will help the pancakes to bind.

Place the potatoes in a clean towel and gently squeeze out any remaining water.

Add the onions, cilantro, flour, wasabi, garlic, eggs, and salt to the bowl with the potato starch and mix to combine. Add the potatoes and stir to mix.

Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, pour in the oil to a depth of ¼ inch, and when it’s hot, spoon ¼ to 1/3 cup of the potato mixture into the oil. Flatten the pancakes to about ½-inch thick.

Fry the pancake for 6 minutes, or until browned, turn over, and fry the other side until browned.

Remove and drain the pancakes on a paper towel before serving.

 


© 2005 Dave DeWitt and Nancy Gerlach

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 6 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

182kcal (9%)
35mg (4%)
10mg (16%)
27mcg RAE (1%)
538mg
33mg
5g
1g
2g
24g
71mg (24%)
418mg (17%)
1g (5%)
8g (12%)
2mg (9%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
sunday-suppers-at-lucques Sunday Suppers at Lucques
by Suzanne Goin
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
mom-a-licious Mom-a-Licious
by Domenica Catelli
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
Close_overlay

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?