Savory Potato Pancakes

This morning I made an uninspired trip to the icebox to see if there was anything worth cooking for breakfast. Not one piece of pork available. I think ham or sausage (in about any form) is what a good breakfast needs.
Then I made a trip to the cupboard to see what lies in there. I found some dehydrated potato flakes and thought, hum, can these be made into potato pancakes? I put a cup of flakes, a cup of flower, cup of milk, one egg pinch of salt, little onion & garlic powder and a teaspoon of baking powder together and fried it in a mixture of corn oil and olive oil. Not bad for a first try. I have decided that it would be better if I added shredded cheese and made biscuits like Red Lobster. Talk about a base for biscuits and Gravy. (Right back to the shortage of pork darn it). I wonder if it could have been a good base for hush puppies with the addition of a little corn flower?
Oh well, the dogs loved the excess. I think it made about 8 nice sized pancakes and it was about five too many for us.
The weather man was right about today. It is dark and rainy outside and that should go on all week. Some spring break. Barb and I are going downtown to the Capital bldg to see the photographs from the Flint Hills that will be in the next edition of National Geographic. That part of Kansas is one of our favorites. The Konza Prairie holds a facination to us and we love to go there and see the plants and the beautiful Kansas sky as it changes like a kaleidoscope when we sit and watch it.
Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. It has been very interesting to have a Google Alert for Blogs on "Kansas Flint Hills!"
    Yours came up today!
    Hope you enjoyed the exhibit!!
    We now have a 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition – this is the new website: http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/
    Our web site is to promote the Kansas Flint Hills; and:
    There will be a 22 page color photo spread in National Geographic's April Issue on the Kansas Flint Hills, as a distinctive landscape.

    We are really looking forward to the increased interest following that event.
    We would appreciate a link from your site, to ours, if you are willing to do so. THANKS!
    Best wishes!

    Bill ;-)