So there was some murmured disgust with the last recipe I posted. I'll admit Estonian Egg Coffee sounds bizarre, but that's what intrigued me. So this week's installment should be a little more palatable. From The Estonian Cookbook, kartulikotletid or...
Serve with mushroom sauce and fresh salad
4 large potatoes, boiled in jackets
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon caraway seeds or marjoram
Flour for coating the patties
butter or oil for frying
Wash, boil, and then peel potatoes. Sauté the chopped onions in butter or oil. Grind the potatoes and the lightly fried onion together. Add the salt, sour cream, flour, eggs, and spices. Mix thoroughly. Form patties and coat them with flour. Fry the patties in butter or oil until light brown. If desired, substitute carrots or beets in place of potatoes.
My mother has always made a potato pancake of her own that differs from this version in several ways. Also I'm not sure in what world caraway seeds and marjoram would be considered interchangeable. But hey this cookbook is from the 70's, and you know how loosey-goosey they were with spices back then. Personally if I make a potato patty I generally just go with pepper.
Estonian word of the week:
Tere (pronounced dair-uh)
Definition: Hi or Welcome