I’m back with another recipe that uses that delicious ginger-apple chutney I mentioned last week. I love potato pancakes – usually smothered with applesauce and in my past life, butter. Occasionally, sour cream would make its way onto my plate, too. This is a wonderful take on that – the potato pancakes are topped with a dairy-free sour cream mixed with the chutney and it is so, so, so good.
Potato Pancakes with Ginger-Apple Scallion Cream
1 cup ginger-apple chutney
1 cup dairy-free sour cream, purchased or homemade (recipe below)
4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
4 large russet potatoes, peeled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
- To make the ginger-apple scallion cream, combine the chutney, sour cream, and the sliced scallion greens in a small bowl. Stir and refrigerate until ready for use.
- Grate potatoes and transfer to a large strainer placed over a bowl or the sink. Using a spatula, gently press down on the potatoes to remove as much liquid as possible. Place potatoes into a large bowl and combine with sliced scallion whites, eggs, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Drop 1/3 cup mounds of the potato pancake mixture into the pan and gently press down to flatten into a pancake about 4 – 6 inches in diameter. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 3 – 4 minutes. Flip and brown the other side. Transfer cooked pancakes to a oven-safe pan and keep warm in preheated oven. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
- Serve warm with a dollop of the ginger-apple scallion cream.
recipe slightly adapted from Ming Tsai
Dairy-Free Sour Cream
14 ounce package firm tofu, well drained
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 – 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Place tofu, olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, vinegar, honey and salt into a food processor. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust with more lemon juice, if desired.
recipe slightly adapted from VegWeb