What is better than a potato pancake? Stuffed potato pancake!
This type of meat stuffed potato pancake is especially characteristic of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
As I am from Slovakia, I can tell you that you can find this excellent potato pancake almost anywhere there. If you ask what Slovakia is, it is a small country in the heart of Europe with nice people and amazing food.
If you don’t know what to have for lunch, a stuffed potato pancake is always a great idea. It is not only tasty but also a relatively quick lunch or dinner.
At the same time, you can make delicious chicken filling and prepare your potato pancakes. Therefore, the whole recipe should not take you more than 40 minutes. A good plan for Saturday, don’t you think?
Traditional potato pancake
Potato pancakes have been part of Slovak cuisine for several centuries. This is mainly due to the fact that the base of the pancakes consists of undemanding and available ingredients – potatoes and flour.
These pancakes were even called the food of the poor. On the contrary, they are certainly rich in taste.
You can find them not only in many European countries but also in Jewish cuisine, where it’s called Latke. It is served especially on the occasion of Hanukkah.
In Central Europe, however, the preparation of the potato pancake is a little different.
How to make potato pancakes?
Preparing the dough is very simple. Grate the cleaned potatoes on the coarser side of the grater. Mix in a bowl grated potatoes with egg, salt, black pepper, crushed garlic, marjoram, and flour. It is not easy to say exactly how much flour you will need. It also depends on how much water your potatoes release.
Therefore, add the flour gradually. Start with two to three tablespoons and see how much flour still needs to be added. You want the dough a little thicker, but it should still be a little runny.
Now the meat stuffing.
You can use pork or chicken. But in my opinion, a potato pancake with chicken is the best. Chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs are both good choices.
Chicken thighs tend to be juicier. For some recipes such as this Hoisin chicken stir fry, chicken thighs fit definitely better. But if you prefer chicken breasts, use them for your stuffed potato pancake.
When your stuffed potato pancake is ready, I recommend sprinkling it with grated Parmesan cheese at the end. This adds not only a nice look but also a great taste.Print