Tuesday, February 23, 2010

RECIPE: Crispy Potato Cake

I love potatoes and I love everything that Melissa D'Arabian has prepared on Food Network.  I've made her Potato-Bacon Torte and it's so good!  I love to use her recipe for pie crust for my Freezer Apple Pie.  It's delicious!  And I genuinely like her $10 Dinner concept.  It's reasonable and makes sense.  So this week for the FNCCC, we had our choice of Melissa D'Arabian, Morimoto or Mary Nolan, it was a no-brainer for me.   I knew I was going to make a Melissa recipe.

I chose her Crispy Potato Cake.  I recorded her show and was able to see her make this one. 

Crispy Potato Cake
2 tablespoons bacon grease (don't have a heart attack!)
2 Idahoan potatoes (I know 3 are pictured...but I only used 2)
salt
onion powder 
sour cream (optional)

Grate the potatoes and put them into a tea towel to squeeze out any liquid.  
Fluff up the "dried" grated potatoes and sprinkle with salt and onion powder.  Heat bacon grease in a non-stick skillet and press the grated potatoes into the bottom of it.  Let cook undisturbed for 8-10 minutes.  

Gently flip the cake onto a plate and then place it back into the skillet so the other side can brown up.  Cook another 5-10 minutes.  Cut into wedges and and serve.  

I wish we had fresh parsley but I didn't make it to the store and just used what I had on hand.  I put a dollop of sour cream in the middle of the plate and me and my daughter DEVOURED these in a about 5 minutes flat!  They were so good.  Haylei kept saying "mommy, these are A-lish-ous!"  (interpretation of 3 year old talk:  Delicious).  I might have taken a better picture so the sour cream wasn't "glowing" but like I said, one bite and we didn't stop!  Yummy afternoon snack!

Enjoy!

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9 comments:

Susie said...

I have been really impressed with her recipes:-)

Pam Ponder said...

looks and sounds yummy a must rey thanks

Anonymous said...

YUM!!!
Christina

SnoWhite said...

awesome! If you have an indoor grill (like a Foreman) you can do these really easily on there!

Cole said...

This is definitely going on my "must make" list! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

Brenda said...

A-delicious seems like the appropriate comment here :)

Sarah said...

Oh, very nice. This is so simple. I might top it with scrammbled eggs, bacon and cheese. Like a breakfast pizza with a crispy potatoe crust. Making me hungry! Thanks for cooking along with FNCCC. Glad to hear that the crust from the torte was a winner. I'll use it next time because I usually don't have the premade ones.

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

I have some potatoes that need to be used and I think I am doing breakfast for dinner tonight, so this would be perfect.

Sara said...

i love cooking potatos like this, never thought of topping with sour cream. yum!

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