Truffled Potato Pancakes With Fried Eggs29 Oct 2013, by Truffle Recipes & Contest in
Try this tasty potato pancakes recipe:
- 4 medium potatoes, cleaned and chopped (I usually leave the skin on unless it’s very thick or old seeming)
- several big splashes of cream, about ¼ I’d guess
- a couple Tablespoons of truffle butter (or regular butter)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 eggs (2 are just for frying)
Put the potatoes in a pot and fill with just enough water to cover the potatoes. Cover and bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced by a fork. Drain the potatoes, return them to the pot and add the cream and butter. Mash and whip them up vigorously with a masher or with a handheld electric mixer. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
To make potato pancakes, take about 2 cups of the mashed potatoes, and stir in 2 eggs until incorporated. Melt another Tbs. or so of (regular) butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Scoop the potato mixture and plop it into the pan in pancake size circles. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, until browned on the underside. Very carefully use a spatula to flip the cakes and cook for another couple of minutes on the second side. Repeat until all of the potato-egg mixture is used up.
Then add another pat of butter, crack in the 2 leftover eggs. Let them fry for a couple of minutes, then flip them – trying not to break the yolk, if you want a runny yolk – and let them cook one minute more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve one egg and 2 or so pancakes together on a plate. Feel really impressed with yourself that you cooked up such a nice breakfast.