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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Irish Potato Pancakes with Chive Sour Cream

Welcome to St. Patrick's Day week and my week of Irish cooking!  I'm excited about St. Paddy's Day this year because my husband and I recently visited Ireland.  This holiday is bringing back fond memories as well as the opportunity to recreate some of the lovely food we had while in the motherland. :)

Castle ruins are everywhere.  Gorgeous!

When you visit Ireland, a lot of your meals might be in public houses (pubs).  These are basically gathering places to eat a meal, socialize and maybe enjoy a Guinness.  Traditional Irish fare is available at the pubs.  Today's recipe is definitely something you might find there.

Potato Pancakes
with Chive Sour Cream


4 medium Yellow Potatoes
1 Tbsp Kerrygold Irish Butter (or regular Butter)
3/4 cup Flour
1 cup shredded Dubliner Cheese (or Cheddar)
1/4 cup Milk
2 Tbsp fresh Chives (chopped)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

1.  Peel all the Potatoes.  Roughly chop 2 of them and place in a microwaveable bowl with a little water and cover with Cling Wrap.  Microwave for 8 minutes.  Grate the other 2 potatoes with a cheese grater into a large mixing bowl.
2.  When microwaved potatoes are done, drain the water and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes along with the Butter.
3.  Mix all the ingredients in a bowl as you heat a pan over medium to medium-high heat.  Spray the pan with Cooking Spray.
4.  Form the batter into pancakes (about 4 inches across) and add to the pan.  Cook until browned and then flip and cook until browned on the other side (6-8 minutes on each side).
5.  Serve immediately with Chive Sour Cream (recipe follows).

Chive Sour Cream
1 cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp chopped Fresh Chives
1 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
sprinkling of Garlic Powder
Instructions:  Mix all ingredients in a small, decorative serving bowl.

Dublin Doors