Dinner On A Dime

>> Thursday, December 20, 2007

So I have not been doing a lot of fancy cooking lately or much cooking at all for that matter. Baking yes, but cooking no. Which means I have not been doing my weekly grocery shopping and planning of dinners like I usually do. So last night I opened the fridge and there was not much in there. I had to get creative, very creative. So here is a dinner that does not take long to prepare and cost very little to make.

Carrot and Potato Pancakes

The carrots add a nice sweetness to the potato pancakes. If I had a zucchini I would have thrown that in too. Its a great way to get veggies into kids.

2 lg. carrots
1 lb. potatoes (whatever kind you have on hand), peeled
1 onion
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Shred carrots, potatoes, and onion on large whole of grater or in food processor. Spread vegetables on paper towels and roll up to squeeze out excess moisture. Add vegetables, flour, salt, pepper, and eggs in large bowl and toss.

Heat enough oil just to cover bottom of non stick skillet. Working in batches drop 2 heaping Tablespoons of mixture into hot skillet. Spread out mixture to form small pancakes. Cook until brown, about three minutes per side. Transfer to baking sheet and repeat with remaining batter. About 15 minutes before you are ready to eat finish pancakes off in oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve with apple sauce and sour cream

Quick and Easy Apple Sauce

2 large apples, cored and peeled
1 Tablespoon honey
dash of cinnamon
2 whole cloves
1/4 cup apple juice or water
pinch of salt

Cut apples into chunks. Put remaining ingredients along with the apples into a small sauce pan. Cover. Simmer on low until apples are tender. Mash with a fork and let cool.
Simple and Delicious!


Katia January 6, 2008 at 4:10 PM  

Hi Sarah,
the pancakes look yummy. I hope your cookie production was successful. Happy New Year! xx

Sarah January 6, 2008 at 9:44 PM  

Thanks Katia. Happy new year to you too. Your blog is beautiful. I am very impressed with all your posts during this crazy time of year.

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