TASTE OF POLAND

POPTATO PANCAKES

POPTATO PANCAKES

Placki ziemniaczane


Potato-based dishes are relatively ne to polish cuisine. In the 19th century, in the territory of the Greather Poland, people started making a dish called bambrzok. It was made of grated potatoes mixd with wheat flour, eggs and seasonings. The mixture was put in a pan and roasted. The savoury version of bambrzok was served with a sausage or bacon. The sweet alternative was bambrzok with plum butter. Today, one of the most popular Polish dishes is golden and crispy potatoe pancakes. They are served with meat goulash (stew) or mushrooms, smoked salmon, sour cream or sour cream with sugar.

500g (1 ¼ lbs) potatoes
1 small egg
2-4 tbsp potato starch (depending on the water content in potatoes)
1 large onion
Salt
Pepper
Oil for frying

Peel the potatoes and grate them. Peel and grate the onion. If potatoes contain too much water, discard the excess water. Add egg and potato starch. Mix thoroughly. Heat the oil in the pan and pour in the batter to form small pancakes. Fry until golden brown. Serve as you like – with sweet or savoury toppings.