Breakfast/Brunch Snack

Rainbow Potato Pancakes

  • Ready Time: 20min
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  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 20min
  • Potato Type: PurpleRusset
  • Serves: 14
    Prep Method: Pan Fried
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Description

Make amazing potatoes with this dish: Rainbow Potato Pancakes. With a combination of russet
and purple potatoes, you can create this savory breakfast (or snack) at home in under 20 minutes!

Ingredients

Russet Pankcakes

  • 3 cups russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and grated (older potatoes work best because there is less moisture)
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion, grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups vegetable oil to fill fry pan to 1/2″ deep
  • Salt, as needed to taste

Purple Pancakes

  • 4 cups purple potatoes, washed, scrubbed and grated (older potatoes work best because there is less moisture)
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, grated
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic red wine vinegar (to preserve purple color)
  • 1 to 2 cups vegetable oil to fill fry pan to 1/2″ deep
  • Salt, as needed to taste

Preparation
Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 20min

Russet Pancakes

  1. Preheat vegetable oil in a skillet until it reaches 350°F.
  2. Grate potatoes and onion, set aside.
  3. Place measured amounts into a clean bar towel or cloth.
  4. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  5. Whisk eggs and whisk in potato starch, kosher salt and white pepper until smooth
  6. Quickly fold onion and potatoes into the egg mixture
  7. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to portion out a potato pancake.
  8. Place into hot oil and flatten with a spatula.
  9. Fry until golden brown and flip with a slotted spatula (about 4 minutes per side).
  10. Fry until the second side is golden brown.
  11. Use a slotted spatula to remove the pancake to a drain pan or rack. Sprinkle with fine salt.

Repeat process for Purple Potato Pancakes.

Tip: The potatoes will continue to leak moisture. Continue to stir the mixture between forming pancakes.

You may also like our Potato Pancakes with Apple Butter

Nutrition

Calories710
Fat41g
Sodium1730mg
Cholesterol185
Carbohydrates76g
Fiber5g
Protein11g

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