While I was licking my plate at breakfast this morning, I realized that chutney and crème fraîche should really end up in my mouth together more often.

Why was I licking my plate. A better question might be: why was I even using a plate. This is not standard breakfast procedure around here. Well, this protocol breach occurred because I made those smoked sweet potato pancakes (actually much more like latkes than pancakes) I mentioned a few weeks ago, and the platelicking occurred b/c, all respect to the Hilly, I think mine were even better. Like crazily good.

I didn't really change the recipe, just some quantity adjustments, so it must've been the ingredients. It did not hurt one bit that these were served with not only crème fraîche but a spicy plum chutney from De Avondmarkt that added some complex cumin-related support. Both condiments were essential to the awesomeness, but, wow, yes: these are Thoroughly Repeatable, and should probably definitely be deployed at your or my next vegetarian meal, and also as soon as possible.

UPDATE: One time, in the absence of creme fraiche and pimenton, I used lime-spiked Greek yogurt and smoky Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, respectively...worked pretty fine.


sweet potato latkes with pimentón.

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
4 scallions, finely chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp smoked paprika (I used pimentón agridulce, moderately hot)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup peanut oil, for frying


Basically fry for 2 minutes per side. This probably serves 4.


Klary Koopmans said...

aaaahhhh. this is the kind of food that makes me want to rush back to amsterdam and have dinner at your house. i miss those flavors.

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