Yesterday was our proudest moment in trail run racing. It’s a wonderful way to end the year. We ran a good race and I implemented my planned strategy! I feel like we’ve summed up our trail running racing and training … Continue reading
I learned and watched a Nepalise woman make potato pancakes in a tea house we stayed at on our trekking trip. Potatoes are predominant in the Khumbu region. It was explained to us by a British man, while having breakfast in Kathmandu that potatoes were brought in by the Indians to Nepal. Nepal use to grow a lot of yams but then replaced by potatoes. Potatoes are easy to grow and you get much more per acreage. I learned to love potatoes because most of the dishes in the Khumbu region have potatoes. Fried potatoes, boiled but my favorite is pancake style!
The recipe is very easy and quick. Potatoes are grated by hand on a very fine grater since in the Khumbu region there is no food processor. I used the food processor and processed it then add a tiny bit of all purpose flour then process it again. Potatoes have a lot of water so no need to added water. Heat up the pan on high, grease pan and pour in then smooth the batter into a circle just like a pancake shape. Once the pancakes are on, turn the stove on low and let it brown. Just check once in a while until the bottom is brown then flip it to the other side. That’s it! Salt it and enjoy. Other ways to enjoy it is chop up some jalapeno peppers and grate cheese on top while it is warm. The other day, I topped it with fried eggs. You can definitely make a masala omelette (curry omelette with jalapeno) to top it on as well. It’s delicious!
I made some today and it took me back to the tea house enjoying my potato pancakes, sipping hot lemon ginger tea and keeping warm. It can be enjoyed in any meal or snack! It’s so simple and healthy.