Thursday, February 7, 2008

Potato-less Potato Pancakes

Say that 3 times fast. I usually make a sweet version of Cottage Cheese Pancakes for breakfast but instead I used plain cottage cheese and some savory herbs and spices and came up with a faux latke or potato pancake.

Shelly's Potato-less Potato Pancakes

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour (I used Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake Mix)
2 Tablespoons Chives, snipped
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Whiz in mini food processor. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Cook on low till bubbles appear, flip. Cook till done. Serve with sour cream. Makes 4 small latkes (pictured) or 8 silver dollar size.

Some variations:

Replace chives with dill. This would be a great side with fish. Omit salt and chives and add instead a tablespoon of grated parmesan and chopped basil serve with a dollop of ricotta cheese. Mix a little creamy horseradish and sour cream and top latkes with a dollop and some sliced smoked salmon.

Serve for breakfast with an over-easy egg.

My pal Charlie over at OH has nicknamed these Chinese Latkes because I made them on Chinese New Year. Happy Chinese New Year!


Bette said...

These look great! Trader Joe's low-fat sour cream is wonderful, by the way.

Do you ever publish calorie counts with your reicipes or know of a good site to count the nutrients?

Thanks for your blog!

Michelle said...

Hey Bette,

Thanks. When I want to figure out the calorie count I enter each individual item in and then add those up and divide by the # of portions I get from it. It's not perfect but it's pretty close. It's hard to do accurate nut info because I use full fat stuff and some people use low or no, etc.

Hope this helps,

Elizabeth said...

Amazing taste! I can't wait to make this my new Hanukkah tradition.

Michelle said...

So glad you enjoyed them Elizabeth. :)

Anonymous said...

So yummy! Just made them for lunch. I put a dab of sour cream and some SF applesauce on top. Thanks so much for sharing!


SunnySusan said...

I just finished eating 2 of these fabulous pancakes. I put cilantro in because I didn't have parsley. Awesomeness. I did have a fried egg with it to up my protein. I will have to try the Chocolaty ones next. Thanks so much for sharing your gift of cooking with us.