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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Papamoka Home Cooking

I’m starting a new leaf of this blog and I may branch it out to its own site but that is yet to be decided. I’m cooking up a storm and my five baby girls love my cooking so here goes installment one of Papamoka Home Cooking. I’m working on getting a digital camera to show pictures. I would love to have you see how delicious this stuff looks while it is cooking.

Potato Pancakes to Die FOR!

This isn't your traditional Polish or German recipe. This is all me aka Papamoka's creation. Have you ever smelled something so amazing cooking and your taste buds were going nuts before it was served. Cooking potato pancakes is a slow process and the cook is unfortunately left at the stove during the whole process. The enjoyment as the cook is the repeat request for more potato pancakes from not just your kids but your friends that you invited over for dinner. This is how it works, the recipe I have below is for serving five kids and two adults. If you have big eaters, then double everything.

Five pound bag of potato’s peeled, cut, and boiled.
Mash the potato’s and add two full sticks of butter (1/2 pound)
Add milk so they are creamy potato’s.
Mash the hell out of them to get as many lumps out
While still hot add one Tsp Celery Salt and Paprika
Add one Tsp salt and pepper
Add one TBLSP garlic powder (Fresh Garlic doesn't work)
Add one TBLSP cinnamon
Cool in the fridge for a half hour
Add five eggs (helps bond the potato so you can cook them and flip them) Mix the eggs in well.
Add one cup of Bisquick, maybe more depending on the texture of your potato mix. It should be almost like mashed potatoes that are consistent in texture but a little past the creamy side.

Preheat a griddle or frying pan on low heat, low heat is critical, two or three on an electric stove and really low flame for gas, and use tons of butter every time you add new potato pancakes to it. About the size of a burger is easy to flip.

For a 12” Skittle, use a quarter TSP of butter. We are frying these bad
boys and we want a crispy edge. Four at a time is best and easiest to flip without damaging other pancakes.

Browning on the first side takes about seven to eight minutes on low heat. Basically, you are cooking the eggs in the mix. Flipping can be difficult but quick wrist action is the key. Cook on the other side for two to three minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve up with condiments of your liking and a fresh made garden salad. I happen to love just sour cream but a half and half of sour cream and cottage cheese mix is the kids favorite. Next time I make it I’m going to try it with Blue Cheese salad dressing. Then again, melted butter over the top in the last minute of cooking might be interesting too. Experiment away with this Papamoka special meal and enjoy the flavor of life.

Let me know if you try it and like it. Then tell your friends to come to Papamoka’s for dinner. Email me at


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So- when are we coming to dinner?

And Happy Birthday to Casey!!


9:34 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Pack up the car and come on over!

6:40 AM  
Blogger sue said...

Yum, wish you lived closer!! I'll try this recipe one day, I'm not much of a cook so I wish I had a papamoka in my kitchen cooking for me! lol! Hope you and kiddies are having a great summer! xo

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:02 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I would cook for you in a heartbeat Sue! hugs and love at ya hon.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Frodo, Fries with that? said...

Papa, in the South, if it ain't fried, then it ain't died.

Now, if you are a potato freak, let me suggest you search until you find a recipe for "Grosse Grune Kartoffeln Salat aus Frankfurt." It was the favorite dish of Goethe, the German Shakespeare-equivalent, and it is a sauce that one liberally pours over potato (with an "e" for our old friend Mr.Quayle), and it is the only thing that Frodo can recall consuming in Germany that wasn't at least 12% alcohol.

7:42 AM  
Blogger sue said...

whats for dinner tonight??
Who doesn't love Frodo?? LOL!! xoxoxo

1:27 PM  

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