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Welcome to Lithuanian kitchen! Ha! Potatoes with potatoes and under or over potatoes. Yes, potatoes is a big deal in Lithuanian cuisine. We make pancakes, kugelis (like potato pie), cepelinai (like potato dumplings stuffed with ground pork of curd stuffing and served with bacon sauce and sour cream) and vedarai (potato stuffed casing). In our family on special occasions we like to serve potato pancakes it with caviar. Potato pancakes are delicious served immediately but if you make more, you can reheat it next day sliced in strips and fry it on the skillet with a tiny bit of oil and adding a lightly beaten egg on the top. Serving with some pickles on the side. Mmm.. you can thank me later haha.
In Lithuania we have a special potato grater, but I will show you how you can make potato pancakes if you don’t have one.
Let me show you how I make them.
Potato pancakes with red caviarCourse: Breakfast ideas, Main dishes, AppetizersCuisine: Lithuanian, RussianDifficulty: Easy
3.5 lbs. of peeled potatoes
1 tbsp. of sea salt
1/2 lemon juice, prevent browning
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
Let’s make it
- Peal and grate potatoes. If you don’t have a grater as shown in the video, you can use a food processor or blender and blend it until it’s smooth. Have done with the food processor, worked just fine.
- Drain in a sifter. Pour the liquid out, but return the starch residue to the potatoes.
- Add eggs, flour and mix well.
- Fry in a good amount of oil on cast iron skillet for the best results, but non stick pan will do the job. Fry on a medium high heat until golden brown from both sides.
- Watch my short, 2 minute video down bellow for more detailed instructions how to make it.
- My family likes to serve it with 50/50 sour cream and yogurt, add some fresh herbs, like dill or parsley, finely chopped some shallots, sea salt, pepper and top it off with some red caviar but just sour cream is very delicious.