I took a brief hiatus from French Fridays with Dorie because… well, I didn’t like the recipe choices. But Around My French Table has been staring me in the face, taunting me, wanting me to at least attempt my original goal of cooking every recipe in the book – even if I’m convinced I won’t like them.

This week’s recipe was a good one to ease back into. It was easy, quick, and I already had all the ingredients on hand. I bet you do too (and although the group members don’t share Dorie’s recipes on our blogs, a quick google search will bring up quite a few matafan recipes you can try!).

So the idea behind these fluffy mashed potato pancakes is that you bake a couple potatoes on a salt bed so that they dry out and then mash them, mix with eggs, and fry until golden brown. Easy, right?

I was kind of disappointed with them at first. I found them bland even after added a ton of salt and some garlic powder but sprinkling Parmesan, sea salt, and pepper on top really helped them out. They turned out delicious and I was sad that the recipe made such a small batch!

Make sure you check out Around My French Table if you’re interested in this recipe and then visit French Fridays with Dorie to see what the other group members thought about these potato pancakes!

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