Remember when I went to Vegas? Of course you do, because what I do is the highlight of your life, I know. So off to Vegas we went and to the kitchen I did not go. Not too shabby of a trade, but not so good for keeping up with my Sundays with Joy baking group.
Here is the thing: I am committed to seeing these 100 recipes through with these girls! Why? Because I am having a lot of fun, I made a personal commitment and want to see it through, and I am learning tons.
I am about three months in and I took a moment to stop and think about what I have learned from this process so far. Some of these things I learned explicitly (like, Joy told me in her book) and some of these things I learned from personal experience (remember those sour muffins that I had to throw away? Not something Joy told me to do in the book). But all of these things have come directly from my attempt at baking my way through the Joy the Baker Cookbook.
And the best part? It is continuing on...
like these potato and zucchini (and squash and carrot) pancakes.
Thank you, Joy.
Potato and Many-Veggies PancakesRecipe adapted from Joy the Baker's Potato and Zucchini Pancakes.
1 1/2 cups shredded potatoes
1 cup shredded squash
1 cup of shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 T of olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon of salt, divided
- Mix shredded potatoes, squash, zucchini, and carrot and put into colander with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, saute onion and garlic in 1 T of olive oil. Set aside when translucent.
- Beat eggs together with baking powder and flour in large bowl. Add onion and garlic.
- After veggie mixture has sat for 10 minutes, push down to squeeze excess water out. Add to the large bowl with rest of salt (1/2 teaspoon).
- Heat half of the remaining olive oil over medium heat and turn oven on to 170 degrees with a plate in there to transfer pancakes when they are done. (This will keep them warm without extra cooking.)
- Taking a 1/4 cup scooper, scoop out potato mixture and put in skillet and flatten out. You can fit about 4-5 pancakes per batch. Flip when bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Cook both sides and then transfer to plate in oven.
- Continue until all are cooked up. Top with sour cream and enjoy! :)