Continuing the potato theme. First of all I am thrilled to announce the beginning of potato harvest season in my garden! YAY! Finally something of a different shade than red and green… 🙂 Also let’s not forget the fact that those are pretty up there when it comes to satisfaction with the meal.
As there is no young roasted potato without kefir, I quickly filled the house with a magnificent smell of slow roasted fresh potatoes and quickly mixed up some garlicky dressing for them. The result? Let’s just say they did not get very cold before they were all gone. Can you blame the bunch???
As I was fighting off a renovation itch today, I decided the best way not to start knocking down walls is to get busy in the kitchen. Wonder why it wasn’t “let’s get studying…”? :/
Anyhow, since it is the season to be extremely jolly (not sure, why they use that phrase for middle of winter when everything other than malls is pretty much hibernating…) due to abundance of fresh produce, I cooked up a storm with seasonal, fresh veggies and herbs.
I gotta say, I suspect I secretly have a crush on cabbage. I can eat it in every shape and form. Raw, cooked, steamed, fermented. From coleslaws to cabbage rolls and bigos. You name it, I probably made it and loved eating it afterwards looking quite silly stuffing my face with it. Today’s creation is a tribute to summer, in my opinion. Even thou I make it throughout the year, I enjoy it most when it is made from a young and tender cabbage.
But finishing potato theme for tonight, here is the last creation of the day. I do not make this often. Honestly, hardly ever. Not sure if it is because those are quite labour intense (even if I team up with my food processor) or because they are fried. Whatever the reason, I do not even remember last time I made them. “What is it?”, you ask.
It’s a potato!
It’s a zucchini!
No! It’s a super potato-zucchini pancake!!
And because I could not decide whether I felt like having them sweet or savoury, I made both versions.
Of course, I couldn’t have made any kind of potato pancake without the classic, ultimate “grandma loves you” deal. In all the honesty, my grandma would never put zucchini into her potato pancakes (oh, the infidels!), but even if mine were quite high on it, those little pieces of joy brought me right back to those happy evenings at her farm when she would make a batch for me and my sis at the end of her busy day. Even if they were fried and even thou they probably had more sugar on them than a can of pop, those were the best “blimy” ever! Cheers to good times when people still believed that sugar makes you stronger. 🙂
Few years older, few things smarter about. But the smell of potato pancakes still makes me smile and sugar on them makes them sinfully special.
Happy Monday, folks!