I experienced déjà vu with this week’s recipe, matafan, or fluffy mashed potato pancakes. Dorie described these goodies as “a cross between pancakes and blini”, immediately reminding me of the buckwheat blini we made not too ago. However, I was intrigued by the suggestion of trying these potato pancakes with maple syrup. Well, the mere mention of maple syrup automatically puts my breakfast blinders on, so I made these matafan for breakfast! With a side of Hillshire Farm smoked beef sausage to boot!
I really liked these matafan (having never heard that name before) and highly recommend trying them with maple syrup. Though, I can’t see myself ever serving them as an appetizer or in a savory way, only because a deli near my office makes the best (savory) potato pancakes I’ve ever tasted. Plus, they’re served alongside corned beef sandwiches on rye. Yum!
By the way, I didn’t bother with the potato ricer step, seeing as I don’t own one. Also, I couldn’t bear to throw away the hollowed out potato skins, so I saved them and plan on making potato skins later tonight! Anyway, to see what other bloggers thought of these matafan, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.