Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

  • googles “Hanukkah 2015”
  • realizes Hanukkah ended Monday
  • posts these anyways
  • latkes  potato pancakes 


Speaking of Hanukkah, I had this friend who invited me to a sufganyot party once, and it’s one of those times when you realize just how uncool you are.  First, the sufganyot (pre wheat allergy explosion) were some of the best things I’ve ever eaten, all golden and oily on the outside. man. And he had a donkey (yes, a real donkey) that I got to say hello to and pet, and then his mom played us some funny songs she’d written. She’d even made these funky little animations to go along with the tunes. So I was just standing there with a stupid growler in my hand, hoping nobody would notice how boring I was.

And to drive that point home, I’m still scared of deep-frying things (his mom made it look so easy), I didn’t even attempt sufgantyot. I baked some potato pancakes instead. BUT. These particular pancakes are wonderfully unboring. Because they have pico! and pineapples! alliteration!

Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

AND they’re easy (like yur mooooom) because I used frozen shredded potatoes. Partially because I was lazy, and partially because I figured the frozen ones would be less starchy than fresh ones, which would yield a crispier result. There are a lot of ways to make fresh potatoes less starchy, but I wasn’t in the mood for waiting. And dredging the starch from fresh lil tubers is easy, but then you have to wait around. Meh. I was having an impatient sort of day.

Speaking of waiting around, I just watched ain’t nobody got time for that for the first time ever. See, told you I was uncool. Cool people saw it before everyone else did, and I saw it after everyone else. I guess I thought it was funny, but not as funny as I thought it was gonna be. Still, it’s a fun thing to say….oh!wait! that’s why everyone likes it! Duh. Gawd I’m turning into my mom.

So. Even though I was totally late to the latke showdown (You had eight days Annie. Eight. days.) and three years late on the ain’t nobody  got et al. thing, you still gotta trust me on these pancakes. And if you don’t believe me, believe the pico. Has pico ever steered you wrong?


Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

Yield: about 10 pancakes


    Pico de Gallo
  • 1 pt grape tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1 big jalapeno, sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (from 1 large lime)
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro, minced
  • salt to taste
  • pancakes
  • 3 cups frozen shredded potatoes
  • 3 flax eggs (3 tbsp flax meal+9tbsp water)
  • 2 tbsp gf flour
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • on half of a sliced jalapeno
  • 1 generous tsp coarse flake salt
  • coconut oil
  • pineapple
  • 4 slices of pineapple
  • brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine all pancake ingredients in a large bowl. They defrost quickly, which means by the time the oven is hot, the mix should be clumpy and packed (potatoes will have reduced in volume).
  3. Place some foil on a baking sheet and grease generously with coconut oil. Press 1/4 cup of the mix into a cookie cutter. Repeat until mix is gone. You don't have to use a cookie cutter if you don't want to.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven
  5. Turn on the broiler.
  6. Sprinkle both sides of the pineapple with a little brown sugar and broil until they darken. This shouldn't take very long.
  7. While they potatoes are cooking, make your pico. Combine all pico ingredients (except for salt) in a bowl and toss. Taste and then add salt as desired.
  8. Serve toasty potatoes along side the juicy pineapple. Top with pico, enjoy

4 thoughts on “Pico Pineapple Potato Pancakes

  1. Hahaha, oh this made me laugh, like multiple times. ALSO, I am always totally late to the party on everything too! Like, when you were talking about “Ain’t nobody got time for that” I was like “Oh, yeah, I saw that a long time ago” and then I realized that I actually have NEVER watched the video. Going to google it right now. Also these pancakes. I really love that you used frozen potatoes, because you know about how much time we all do not have.

    1. Thank you! I was definitely not up for shredding a billion potatoes, especially since I spend too much time scurrying from one side of the apartment to the next, trying to find the “perfect light” for photos. 😛
      I feel sooo much better that I’m not the only person who hadn’t watched it. 😀

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