It’s Friday once again and you know what that means: it’s time for French Fridays with Dorie! This week’s recipe is a fluffy mashed potato pancake called Matafan.
Matafan are a flexible dish that can be served in many ways: hors d’oeuvre, side dish, or snack. I think they could also be good served with brunch or as part of a “breakfast for dinner” meal. I served mine as a side dish with beef, with a swipe of butter on top.
When my husband saw what I was making he said it looked like I was making pancakes. He was a little disappointed when I told him yes, a potato pancake that I’m serving as a side dish. He was thinking maple syrup! He perked up a bit when I told him Dorie’s husband eats his with syrup. As we were eating dinner I noticed he had his pancakes in a stack on the side of his plate but was not eating them. I asked about it and learned he was saving them until the rest of his food was gone so he could eat them with syrup! I did make him eat one without syrup for comparison, but he said he preferred them with the syrup.
I really liked these! I thought all they needed was a bit of butter. My daughter really enjoyed them too. It was a fun, different way to serve potatoes for dinner, but I can see them served with bacon and eggs too.
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