LYL: matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes)

The temperatures have been wintery this week in Pittsburgh. I can think of nothing better than a plate full of pancakes.

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36 Responses to “LYL: matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes)”

  1. rosa December 2, 2011 at 8:49 AM #

    Sadly there were no pancakes for me this week as I was laid up after minor surgery (no worries, I am already starting to feel better). I’ll catch up with the pancakes later this month. In the meantime, here is my catchup post of the cinnamon-crunch chicken which I missed the first time around.

  2. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite December 2, 2011 at 9:08 AM #

    Augh – I really had to push it to get these fitted into my busy week and by the time I finished them last night there was no light – had to do the dreaded indoor photos which I NEVER do. Will definitely be getting “blurry and out of focus” from my friends at FoodGawker and Tastespotting today LOL!

    In any case these were AMAZING! I’ll be making them again on the weekend to serve with smoked salmon for the final Charcutepalooza meal….

    I ate them by themselves – no need for anything added – straight out of the pan!!!

  3. yummychunklet December 2, 2011 at 9:15 AM #

    These tasted wonderful with maple syrup!

  4. jemangepdx December 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM #

    I had a bunch or red potatoes in the house and a sweet potato. I decided to use the sweet potato. It worked pretty well!

  5. Picadillo December 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM #

    I agree, time consuming but delicious!

  6. Maya December 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM #

    These were SO unbelievably good!

  7. StephIrey December 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM #

    Yum! Can definitely see making these again.

  8. Bakeawaywithme December 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM #

    These were wonderful…so moist and yummy. Worth the effort!

  9. ComeUndone December 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM #

    It’s a matafan cocktail party this week! The fun challenge was to use everything strictly from my larder and fridge. No grocery shopping trip allowed!

  10. franklyentertaining December 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM #

    Apparently I’m the only one who wasn’t blown over by this recipe. I may have to try it again to be sure!

  11. MARY December 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM #

    I sooooooo wanted to play off the Mufasa character in “The Lion King” but Susan beat me to the punch! I thought this week’s recipe was just plain fun, making something rather “plain” into “fun” is a good, good thing. My chef-friend suggested folding pumpkin puree into the batter. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

    Easy to eat and never mind the calories.

  12. anderlani1 December 2, 2011 at 12:15 PM #

    These struck me as a whole lot of work for what tastes like a normal pancake. I mean, I like pancakes, so I liked them, but these are definitely not what I’d go to when I’m feeling lazy.

  13. Candy December 2, 2011 at 12:36 PM #

    Pretty tasty

  14. cakeduchess December 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM #

    I happened to have some leftover mashed potatoes and was really looking forward to making these. We really enjoyed these delicious Matafan:)Hope you all had a fantastic week:)

  15. tammycirceo December 2, 2011 at 1:47 PM #

    Tasting them alone, I liked them fine, but when they got a bit of the red wine sauce from the steak I served them with, they were wonderful! I certainly see these as a side dish and not something I’d want maple syrup on.

  16. Miss Kris Kitchen December 2, 2011 at 1:57 PM #

    Happy December…such a great month for cooks and bakers!
    Love this recipe…but I cheated on the cooking method which made this a quick recipe. Delicious!

  17. Cakelaw December 2, 2011 at 5:46 PM #

    Yummy but a bit of work:

  18. laurcl December 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM # – have to hear what the rest of you thought. We didn’t find these very flavorful, but made good use of the bi-product.

  19. tricia December 2, 2011 at 9:45 PM #

    Fun and a new way to prepare potatoes ~

  20. tastymayhem December 2, 2011 at 10:11 PM #

    Bonus – I served these with the lamb braise from November. Catching up!

  21. sanya living December 3, 2011 at 5:01 AM #

    Love how versatile these were!
    And perfect for our long hot summer days!

  22. ApronThyme December 3, 2011 at 11:28 PM #

    Arghhh, late again! At least I served them with the roast pork for next week. No excuses then. We thought these pancakes were very tasty, but I agree with the others they are a bit time consuming.

  23. SisBoom December 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM #

    Once again late to the party. Please don’t blame my matafan but they needed something to wear to the party.

  24. Allison December 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM #

    Even though I was seriously lacking in tools, I LOVE this recipe! Can’t wait to make it again!

  25. onewetfoot December 28, 2011 at 2:22 AM #

    Finally catching up on this recipe and looking forward to reading about all your versions:


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