Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! GF Potato Pancakes

It's Tuesday already and time for another Gluten Free recipe.  Had a wild and crazy weekend with the family and had to take it easy yesterday just to unwind!  I'm finally getting into blogging and starting to enjoy it the more I see the end results.... 

Last week I went to a Gluten Free cooking class  that I took at Michael Fusco's Riverside Grill in Tulsa, OK.   He has cooking classes every Monday and a G-Free class once a month.  He's a 5 star chef and a good guy who has given me permission to post his recipe's for all to enjoy.   As before, there were three entrees and a dessert so this is the second recipe and wow was it good! The last post was Belgian Waffles and this post is Potato Pancakes.  

You want to get all your ingredients laid out and ready to go.  The good thing about this recipe is there are no major substitutions, only a small one with your flour to make this a great gluten free meal.  They are as follows:

2 large potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
1 small onion, grated
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 eggs
Oil - (inexpensive Salad oil was used in this case)
1 1/2 tbsp. rice flour
Salt and pepper

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, lemon juice, eggs and 1 tablespoon oil.  Mix well.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes. 
Blend in rice flour.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Mix thoroughly.

In a large heavy skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil to 375 degrees.  By tablespoonfuls, spoon potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with the back of your spoon.

Brown on both sides, turning only once, about 3 minutes per side.  Drain on paper towels. Yields about 12.

I cut into this with my fork so I could get a good picture to post here.  Michael cut the potato pancakes in half and put ham and pecorino cheese in the center before folding them up and serving to everyone.  Its could be a great stand-in for a breakfast dish but here, with a side salad, it made lunch unbelievable!  I had never had pecorino cheese before but after this, I'll be having it again soon.  You can always substitute your favorite meat in there if ham isn't your favorite or go with none at all if that's your preference.  I have a lot of great stuff to try the next time life slows down for a little bit. 

Many thanks to Michael for letting me put his picture and recipes up for all the world to see.   Be sure to come back for more great recipes!  Next Tuesday will be Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (Gluten Free)

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gfe--gluten free easily said...

What fun on the cooking class! And, great potato recipe. I can only imagine how delicious those Potato Pancakes are ... they're one of my faves. :-)


Rachel said...


I have a dear friend who has Celiacs and she's always in need of new GF recipes. I"ll have to send this to her!! YUM!

Thanks for the congrats! and for linking up :-)

J L Health said...

Send her over! We are going to be posting lots of recipes and health information for Celiacs!!

chanelle said...

I just made this for lunch after seeing it on Real food wednesday. really good! but you don't give an amount for the flour?

J L Health said...

It was sooo good Chanelle.... The amount is 1.5 tablespoons.

Linda said...

Looks delicious! I like the idea of putting ham and cheese in the middle.