Potato pancakes were a family favorite in Russia when I lived there. Russians love their potatoes. They eat them cold in salads, boiled with meat, and fried. I made up this recipe to make it a little more interesting. This can be an entire meal or a side dish.
Zucchini – Potato- Feta Pancakes
1 large zuccini (or two small to medium) Grated
3 medium potatoes (any kind you happen to have around) Grated
1 small red onion (I cut a big one in half) Grated
3/4 cup Feta cheese – You can use either soft or crumbled
4 Tbsp flour
Salt and Pepper
Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
You can grate everything by hand but it is much quicker and easier if you have a food processor. Takes about a minute.
Mix in the eggs, flour, cheese, salt and pepper
Salt would depend on how salty the Feta is, I would taste it first. I use about 7 turns of black pepper.
Put some oil in a non-stick pan and get it good an hot. Then put a generous spoonful in the pan and flatten it out. It will take a while to cook. Probably about 5 minutes on each side. Then I put them in a glass place in the oven at 350 degrees F to keep them warm and let them cook a bit more.
Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt.
Enjoy! За здоровье! (Za zdarov’e!)
That sounds so good. I must run out and get some zucchini and potatoes.
This looks great. One thing that bothers me about Russian food is that it’s all so heavy — the zucchini is a nice change!
I was always trying to find ways to make things a bit more healthy. Ergo the yogurt. I one mentioned to a Russian friend that you could make ‘Cucumbers with Sour Cream’ substituting the sour cream with yogurt and she looked at me as if I had lost my mind! 🙂
I love anything with zucchini
I like Zucchini too. It is pretty versatile. I love zucchini bread!