It’s going to be a real quick French Fridays with Dorie post this week. The recipes for this month were not posted until Monday which, for this planner-aheader doesn’t work so well. Not to mention it’s barely light when I get home from work so the chances of taking decent photos are definitely somewhat reduced. I was pleased to squeeze in the matafan (pp 356 – 357) though – however rushed – I’d had my eye on them for a while now, intrigued about the idea of a fluffy mashed potato pancake. I am a fan of potato cakes so a fluffy one sounded like heaven
I did this in two stages because the baked potatoes took a couple of hours to bake (on a salt bed) in the oven. Since I don’t own a potato ricer, I had to push the (now cold) mixture through a sieve which wasn’t the easiest task. After that it was a breeze to whip up the batter and cook these babies.
I ate them on their own, resisting the urge to dip them in some ketchup. That would have been good but these honestly did not need it – they were THAT good alone. Fluffy and potato-ey without the heaviness I usually associate with a potato cake. Excuse the bad photos – my first blog photos taken indoors for a very long time…
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