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Jojo’s potato pancakes

December 17, 2010

You know Oprah was here at the Opera house right?  Well not to brag but I was down the road less than a mile from her at the Sydney aquarium.  So there!

That may be the closest I’ll ever get to her but more importantly…..Hugh Jackman was in Bondi beach this morning having breakfast after his little flying fox injury.    I do so love Hugh.   Maybe even more than Oprah.

I’m feeling very  frustrated while  hopping around the house after pulling my calf yesterday. Lucky for me I have this kid starting to show an interest in the kitchen.

While I tried to nicely bark orders, Jojo successfully cooked up some very yummy potato pancakes.  First she grated 3 large unpeeled potatoes.     Place the potatoes in iced water to avoid them from browning.  Next she grated 2 large onions.   Drain potatoes and place them in either a clean dish cloth or like we did, cheese cloth.   Squeeze as much of the liquid out as possible.

Put the dried potatoes into a large bowl and add the grated onion

2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper

1 tsp each dried garlic and onion powder

1/2 tsp cayenne

2 eggs beaten

2/3 cups rice flour (or white flour)

Don’t dirty a wooden spoon, use your hands it’s more fun.  Form into little flat patties and place on a plate.  refrigerate until ready to cook.

When you’re ready to get dinner together, remove pancakes from the fridge and heat up a large frying pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Once the oil is very hot place the pancakes in the oil and fry until crispy.  Flip and fry again.

Jojo even made her own apple sauce for the potato pancakes. Peel and core 2 large red delicious apples.  Slice into cubes and add to a sauce pan along with 2/3 cups of water and a pinch of salt.    Simmer slowly until soft enough to mash with a fork.   You can purée in a food processor and add a little brown sugar if you like.

barbeque some honey basted pork loin and now you’ll really need that apple sauce!

Not bad for a 13-year-old right?

Jojo’s Potato Pancakes

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    December 17, 2010 7:20 am

    Those look great Jojo – you’ll have to make those for me, Gary and the girls one day!

  2. Lisa permalink
    December 17, 2010 10:13 am

    Way to go Jo, they look good enough to eat as my Dad would say!

  3. MOM permalink
    December 20, 2010 10:47 am

    My first time on your blog in a month I think. 2 weeks vacation. One crazy week back at work going nuts and one stupid week with the flu. SO Jo not only are you a good cooker but you are georgous. WOW. What good looking grand babies I have. These taters look great enough for me to try.

    • December 20, 2010 5:22 pm

      Jo seems to like cooking (a bit). She wants to do it alone though so I have to sit out of the kitchen and tell her what to do. She doesn’t like the clean up after though. Then I’m aloud back in.

  4. MOM permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:16 am

    Well I am with Jo on not liking the clean up. I could cook all day if I did not have to clean up after. But eventually I run out of room and dishes.

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