Today, on the Outer Banks, I finally experienced my first day of spring.
Happy to see it!
I'm always happy to see emails from Tasting Table in my Inbox.
I know there's going to be something I want to try.
Their recent recipe was for potato pancakes and smoked applesauce.
I'm sorry, but I have to give smoked applesauce a try.
Mr. Hawthorne smoked 2 Granny Smith apples.
Apples were cored, peeled, and cut into quarters.
Stovetop smoker, applewood chips, 190°-205° for 20-30 minutes.
I processed the applesauce with 1/4 cup brown sugar,
1 TB lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt.
Heat it up.
1 small onion
Grate potato and onion.
Place gratings in towel and squeeze liquid out.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
and form about 8 pancakes.
Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
Working in two batches,
fry potato pancakes in 350° peanut oil
until they hold their shape and are light golden brown.
3-4 minutes each side.
Remove from heat and drain on wire rack, not paper towels.
I know they're not done.
Re-fry in two batches until crisp and golden brown.
Transfer to rack and season with kosher salt.
3 slices bacon, cut in half
Weave the slices.
Bake at 400° until browned on one side.
Turn over and bake until other side is browned.
Loved the bacon weave.
What's not to love about bacon?
Loved the potato onion pancakes.
I tasted it.
Do I like this?
OK, taste it again.
Taste it again.
I like weird.
Yeah... I think I like weird...