Friday, December 2, 2011

Matafan - Potato Pancakes

For this French Friday with Dorie we made Matafans. There were several suggestions in Dorie's book, Around My French Table, on how to serve matafans (potato pancakes) as hors d'oeuvres.

However, when I read that her husband likes them with syrup; I was sold on the idea. Breakfast happens to be my favorite meal of the day,  when I actually have time to make it like on the weekends.  I love the combination of salty and sweet: potato pancakes with syrup and bacon!!  Yummy!! The pancakes are time consuming to make because you have to bake the potatoes first then strain them or put them through a food mill but definitely worth the results.  They are light, fluffy, and delicious with what topping you prefer.


Ei said... Best Blogger Tips

It's funny how these work so well with sweet or savory toppings. Looks good!

Adriana said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! Those crispy edges must have been so good. :-)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

So perfectly round! Breakfast is so much about sweet and savoury. I agree with you that these pancakes make great addition to breakfast.

amanda @ fake ginger said... Best Blogger Tips

I wish I had read the blurb above the recipe before I made them so I would've done them for breakfast! I bet they were awesome with the syrup!

Frankly Entertaining said... Best Blogger Tips

They look beautiful with the syrup and bacon. I served mine plain with dinner, and I'm beginning to think I made the wrong choice!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how versatile these are - and I'll bet they were great with maple syrup and bacon!

Have a great weekend!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like you and I both have two posts on Fridays. I really loved these, they were so light and yummy! Yours look wonderful with the bacon and syrup!

Kris' Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes...I will make these for syrup next time.

Trevor Sis Boom said... Best Blogger Tips

Well I guess we all know what we can do with our leftover mashed potatoes now! BREAKFAST!

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm going to try these with syrup, they look delicious! I wonder how the batter would hold up if you made it the night before?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The bacon alongside your syrup soaked pancakes looks incredibly delicious! I love the versatility of these pancakes!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful presentation. I've eaten them for breakfast - but skipped the syrup. Seem like they are great either way!

Jora said... Best Blogger Tips

Breakfast is my favorite meal too, but this seems like such a long recipe to make for breakfast. Yours look excellent! Maybe I'll have to wake up early to try this...

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

Breakfast was a great choice! I think they were better served as a breakfast item. Fantastic looking plate!