Crispy Potato Pancake

(Crispy Potato Pancake, Poached Egg, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Arugula, by Reggie Soang)

Really wanted a crispy potato dish for my brunch…turning to one of my favorite potato recipes!

For the latest VOCID 19 Home Cooking Series, I present you: 

Crispy Potato Pancake with Poached Egg, and Spicy Tomato Sauce
Serves: 2 adult and 2 kids


For Potato Pancake:
1 & 1/2 pound Potatoes, cut into strips
150g (about 1 and 1/2 stick) Butter
6g Salt

For Lemon Vinaigrette:
2 lemons
Salt, to taste

To Serve with:
1 Poached Egg
Handful of Arugula, dressed in lemon vinaigrette
3 Spoonfuls of Spicy Tomato Sauce

  1. Peel potatoes and thinly slice them into coins, 1/16-inch thick, on a Japanese mandolin.
  2. Stack up the potato slices and cut them into thin strips
  3. Rinse potato strips under cold water for 5 seconds to get rid of excess starch and prevent from turning color. Dry potatoes with paper towel. At the meantime, melt butter.
  4. Put potatoes in a mixing bowl and add melted butter and salt. Mix to combine.
    Pre-heat your oven to 400F (375F if you have a convection setting). Heat up a non-stick skillet on high heat. When the skillet is hot, add your potatoes, and they should start to sizzle.
  5. Use a spatula to press potatoes down and flat. Once you see the potatoes are frying on the edge and getting a little crispy, you could put the skillet into the oven.
  6. After 25 minutes, the pancake should be golden brown underneath. Flip the pancake onto a lid and slide it back into the skillet with the other side facing down.
  7. Fry your pancake on the stove top for couple minutes on medium high heat. Put the skillet back in the oven for another 10 minutes to finish the second side.
  8. Flip the pancake onto a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.
  9. To serve, place a wedge of potato pancake on one side of a plate. Place arugula, dressed in lemon vinaigrette, off to the side with a poached egg resting in between the salad and pancake. Add a dollop of spicy tomato sauce and serve. Bon App├ętit!

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