Sardine and Potato Pancakes with Lemon and Chive Mayonnaise
Used with permission from Whitecap Books
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Sardine and Potato Pancakes with Lemon and Chive Mayonnaise. Makes 18 small pancakes
Lemon and chive mayonnaise
1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped chives
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Sardine and potato pancakes
One 3 3/4 oz (106 g) can sardines in water, drained
1 large russet potato, peeled and cut in half
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
3/4 cup (185 mL) buttermilk
1 large egg
2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped rosemary
1 tsp (5 mL) butter
1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
- Lemon and chive mayonnaise
- Mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, and pepper together in a small bowl and refrigerate until you are ready to serve the pancakes.
- Sardine and potato pancakes
- Chop the sardines into small pieces and place them in a medium mixing bowl.
- Cook the potato in a small pot of boiling water for 5 minutes.
- Remove it from the water, let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes, and then grate it.
- Add the warm potato and onion to the sardines.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
- Whisk in the buttermilk, egg, and vegetable oil.
- Combine the two mixtures and season with the rosemary and more pepper.
- Melt the butter and olive oil together in a large frying pan over medium heat.
- When the butter is bubbly, use a soup spoon (one spoonful per pancake) to drop the potato mixture into the pan, a few spoonfuls at a time.
- When small bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over and cook them until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- To serve
- Dollop the mayonnaise over the cakes—that’s it!
- Pairing Suggestion
- Tom Firth: Masi Soave (Italy) or Sandhill Gamay Noir (Okanagan Valley, BC)
By Barbara-jo McIntosh, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, Vancouver, BC. You may not think of the humble sardine as glamorous, but this recipe will change your way of thinking.
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