Monday, August 17, 2009

Back from Lithuania with potato pancakes

Last four weeks I spent in Lithuania enjoying mild summer, natural beauty that my native areas can offer. So I decided to write the first after-holiday entry with a Lithuanian dish that every Lithuanian is enjoying when the first new potatoes come.

What we need:

1 kg of peeled potatoes
a pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg
1 onion
oil for frying
100 ml of sour cream
50 gr of cottage cheese
dill and parsley
some smoked salmon ( optional, just added for some smoky flavour)

What we have to do:

1. Find the smalled grater and grate potatoes. ( Every Lithuanian home has a special blender/ grinder)
2. Add salt and pepper, some chopped dill and onion, 1 egg. Mix it well.
3. Pre-heat oil in a pan and add one spoonful of potato batter and let it fry until golden brown and then turn it upside down. Then remove from the pan and serve. Continue until potato batter is finished.
4. Mix cottage cheese ( or cream cheese) with sour cream, add some salt and chopper parsley and dill. Place some of this mixture on a pancake and garnish with some smoked salmon and some herbs. Enjoy!!!

Skanaus!!!
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1 comment:

  1. I hope you had an amazing vacation! These look amazing!

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