POTATO & PEAR PANCAKES
5 large potatoes, grated
2 ripe yet firm bosc pears, grated
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1/4 cup grated, sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup dill, chopped
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. oil for frying
2 tbsp. butter for frying
Sour cream for garnish
Remove excess moisture from the grated potatoes by wrapping them in a tea towel and wringing them out.
In a large mixing bowl, gently toss the potatoes, pears, scallions, cheese, dill, parsley, paprika,sea salt and pepper until incorporated.
Form potato mixture into patties, each approximately 2” in diameter. In a large frying pan, heat oil and butter to a medium high temperature.
Fry the pancakes until golden on each side and cooked through.
Blot fried pancakes on paper towels to remove excess oil.
Serve with sour cream and a garnish of dill or garlic chives.