Friday, December 9, 2011

Platski


It's time for another Gluten Free Friday.

Today I am featuring a classic family recipe that my great-grandmother is known for (and she is still living at 96 years old!). It is a Ukrainian dish called Platski - basically a fried potato pancake. Now this is NOT HEALTHY, at all. But it is simple and delicious - and reminds me of home.



Ingredients
4 large potatoes, grated
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or g-free flower)
ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons oil for frying

1. Peel and Shred/ Grate Potatoes. (I use my food processor, my great-grandmother does it by hand)




2. About half way through the process add the vinegar - it helps keep the potatoes from getting gray before cooking.



3. Once finished grating add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

4. Add oil to pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot carefully spoon a spoonfull of the mixture into the pan. Flatten out with fork and spoon.



5. Cook in pan until other side is light brown and crispy. Continue this process until all the mixture is done - easier and faster if you have two pans going at once.

6. Put on a baking sheet with paper towels to get the extra grease off.  Serve warm. (I usually recommend about 2 medium potatoes per person - if Platski is the main meal!)



I love Platski with tomato soup! Others love it with sour cream and chives.

This is great comfort food recipe that I only make twice a year - because it is labor intensive and its not very healthy. But it reminds me of home! :-) YUUUUMMY!


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