|Potatoes baked over salt ~ hot from the oven|
This week's French Fridays with Dorie challenge is for these versatile potato pancakes. They're time-consuming, but not at all difficult to make. You bake the potatoes for 1 1/2 hours over salt, then mash them and fold in the other ingredients. They have a creamy, yet dense texture, and a light flavor that makes a perfect side-dish for a variety of entrees. We served them with Meatloaf with Creamy Onion Gravy and steamed Broccoli. They were really great with the Onion Gravy.
|Fluffy Matafan Batter|
Since there's no picture in the book, I'm not sure I did this exactly right because the recipe says it makes 4 side-dish servings, but I had enough batter for 8. I did use 3 potatoes because mine were medium-sized and the recipe calls for 2 large potatoes. Somehow, the texture & flavor seemed just right to me. When I looked on the internet for photos, I came across this beautiful blog: Lucy's Kitchen Notebook.
We enjoyed these and I can see why they're a breakfast favorite.
|Delicious with Creamy Onion Gravy!|
|Lovely example of a California Beach House - Carpinteria, CA|