Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A bit of Czech cuisine in our household

I wanted to surprise my roomies with something a little bit different so I went for chicken skewer and traditional potato pancakes! This dinner took some time to make but their satisfaction was worth the price.


6 large potatoes, peeled
1 egg
5 cloves of garlic (the more the better), grated
¾ cup of plain flour (for gluten free diet, use more eggs instead of flour)
1 tsp of dried marjoram
pinch of salt and pepper
about 4 tbsp of vegetable oil

Grate the potatoes, place them in a grater or tea towel and press them to take out the water. Place the potatoes in a bowl, add in the garlic, egg, salt and pepper, marjoram and mix it all together. Gradually mix in the flour. Pour part of the mixture with a ladle onto a hot and well-oiled frying pan. Fry each side of the pancake for at least 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately. You can serve the potato pancakes with sour kraut and ham or chicken with vegetables and tomato sauce. I made simple skewers: chicken breasts, onion, pepper and carrot. I baked it in the oven for 35 minutes.

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