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Rainbow Potato Pancakes

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Potato Type: PurpleRusset
Prep Method: Pan Fried

Dish

Breakfast/BrunchSnack

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Serving

Serves 14

Ingredients

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Russet Pancakes

  • 3 cups russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and grated (older potatoes work best because there is less moisture)
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion, grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups vegetable oil to fill fry pan to 1/2″ deep
  • Salt, as needed to taste
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Purple Pancakes

  • 4 cups purple potatoes, washed, scrubbed and grated (older potatoes work best because there is less moisture)
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic red wine vinegar (to preserve purple color)
  • 1 to 2 cups vegetable oil to fill fry pan to 1/2″ deep
  • Salt, as needed to taste

Preparation

Russet Pancakes

  1. Preheat vegetable oil in a skillet until it reaches 350°F.
  2. Grate potatoes and onion, set aside.
  3. Place measured amounts into a clean bar towel or cloth.
  4. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  5. Whisk eggs and whisk in potato starch, kosher salt and white pepper until smooth
  6. Quickly fold onion and potatoes into the egg mixture
  7. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to portion out a potato pancake.
  8. Place into hot oil and flatten with a spatula.
  9. Fry until golden brown and flip with a slotted spatula (about 4 minutes per side).
  10. Fry until the second side is golden brown.
  11. Use a slotted spatula to remove the pancake to a drain pan or rack. Sprinkle with fine salt.

Repeat process for Purple Potato Pancakes.

Tip: The potatoes will continue to leak moisture. Continue to stir the mixture between forming pancakes.

You may also like our Potato Pancakes with Apple Butter

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

710

Fat

41g

Sodium

1730mg

Cholesterol

185g

Carbohydrates

76g

Fiber

5g

Protein

11g

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