# DRMacIver's Notebook

Onion, Bacon, and Potato Pancakes

Onion, Bacon, and Potato Pancakes

One of the things I miss about not being able to eat wheat and dairy is pancakes. I'm currently experimenting with fixing this.

The main thing I've learned is that potato starch works really well as a flour substitute for this, to the point where I almost prefer it to real flour. Unfortunately I haven't yet figured out how to make pancakes without dairy that taste normal and aren't a bit boring. The baseline is fine but a bit bland.

This was an attempt to pull the pancakes slightly in the direction of more conventional potato pancakes flavour wise. I would describe it as "worked pretty well but needs work".

• 1 cup potato starch
• 6 rashers unsoked bacon
• 1 medium onion
• 3 medium duck eggs
• $\frac{1}{2}$ tsp bicarbonate of soda
• $\frac{1}{2}$ tsp cream of tartar
• lots of sunflower oil
• lots of black pepper

Preparation steps:

• Dice the onion and chop up the bacon. Fry it in oil until browned.
• Put everything in a food processor and blend until smooth
• Add more oil to the pan, spoon pancake mix into it, and fry. Flip over a couple of times.

Unlike my normal pancake recipe, using potato flour seems to demand a fairly well oiled pan and a much higher heat.

Things I would change next time:

• I think the addition of the bacon was a mistake. It might work well with bacon, but it's a bit weird in the pancakes.
• More rising agent
• Less black pepper