Potato Pie Recipes for My Great Polish Grandma is a family favorite comfort food! Serve fried pies with sour cream or apple sauce for a light dinner, or serve them as an easy side dish alongside your favorite appetizer. It’s a simple, old-fashioned dish that will stand the test of time!
Most European cultures have their own potato pie recipe that has been enjoyed for generations. Whether you are German, Irish, Polish or Russian, these shallow fried pies made of grated potatoes or flour or a matzo meal and a file like eggs or cider are very likely part of your family’s heritage.
This particular version comes from my Polish grandmother. My grandmother was the first to actually write a recipe for potato pancakes, which she prepared for our family every time she visited. I recently stumbled upon my mom’s handwritten recipe on a 30-year-old piece of paper … Literally translated into Polish as placki ziemniaczane, these pies were a staple food in 17th century monasteries … and soon became part of the peasants’ diet by the 18th and 19th centuries.
* You will need:
° 4 cups cold mashed potatoes
° 5 slices of bacon
° 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
° Salt 1/2 tsp
° 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
° 2 eggs, beaten well
° 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
* Directions :
Place the bacon in a deep skillet, & cooking over a medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crunchy for about 10 minutes.
Remove slices of bacon, crumbs and set aside. Let bacon broth in skillet.
Mixing crushed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt & black pepper jointly in a bowl;
Adding crumbled bacon & cheddar cheese.
Shape mix To 8 pieces.
Heat bacon broth on medium heat, and frying patties in broth To softened on every side, about 5 min per side .