potato pancakes?

Re: potato pancakes?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:03 pm

The potato pancakes I ate as a kid were called "cicege", way to hard for me to give you an English phonetic equivalent of this Hungarian word.

The best web site that accurately describes it is:

http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recip ... -pancakes/

As others have pointed out they are very similar dishes in other cultures. The water content of the potato makes a big difference in the final product. I use a potato ricer which will get most of the water out plus drying them with paper towels. They are best when fried in lard. As a kid they were served as a main dish when topped with sour cream or as a desert when topped with home made apple sauce. I grew up with many, many meatless meals. Meat was just too expensive.

I like mine cooked more crisp than shown in this photo:

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Re: potato pancakes?

PostBy: hophead On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:25 pm

I'm sorry I forgot to post the link. :oops: Wondered about the strange answers. :|

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