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Potato Pancakes

  • 14/06/2006
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 – 6
  • 40 min

In Slovakia potatoes are not served merely as chips or mash, you can find them in tasty and indigenous soups or as dumplings with meat stuffing.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 1 kg potatoes, cleaned and grinded finely
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 100 ml sparkling water
  • 100 ml milk
  • 2 eggs, mixed
  • 250 g sliced ham, cut in strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ground pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • Oil or butter for frying
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Combine potatoes, flour, milk and ham in a bowl
  2. 2.
    Then add egg mixture, pinch of salt, pepper, parsley, garlic and Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder to a bowl and mix.
  3. 3.
    Finally add sparkling water.
  4. 4.
    Heat a small amount of oil in a saucepan and spread evenly, the mixture formed as pancakes. Fry each pancake on both sides until golden.

Serving

You can serve these potato pancakes – “placke” – with various salads or sour cabbage in winter time.

Tip

For better results:
1. melt a knob of butter
2. grease the pan prior to frying each pancake

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 551 / 2.303 - -
Fat g 25,89 - -
Carbohydrates g 62,39 - -
Dietary fibre g 4,00 - -
Protein g 17,22 - -
Sodium g 2,51 0 0
Vitamin A μg 149,15 4 3
Vitamin D μg 37,29 19 19
Vitamin E mg 12,20 55 55
Vitamin C mg 23,55 31 26
Potassium mg 892,80 24 24
Calcium mg 74,61 7 7
Phosphorous mg 243,34 30 30

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)