Wild Rice and Potato Pancakes with Corn Salsa

Wild Rice and Potato Pancakes with Corn Salsa

A twist on traditional latkes! This classic Canadian potato pancake recipe is  perfect for any holiday celebration such as Hanukkah.  Try it and you will love them.  They can be served with the spicy Corn Salsa or try them with apple sauce.  Enjoy! Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo.

Servings
12 people
  • Ingredients

    Pancakes

    • 3 cups washed, grated potatoes (preferably Russet) (750 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)
    • 1 cup cooked wild rice (250 mL)
    • 1 egg slightly beaten (1)
    • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (125 mL)
    • 1 Tbsp prepared mustard (15 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp fresh dill (30 mL)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
    • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper (5 mL)
    • 3-5 Tbsp canola oil for frying (45-75 mL)

    Roasted Corn Salsa

    • 2 cobs of corn husked (2)
    • 2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
    • 1 small white onion finely diced (1)
    • 2 garlic cloves minced (2)
    • 1 chili in adobe sauce chopped (1)
    • 1 small red pepper finely diced (1)
    • 2 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped (30 mL)
  • Directions

    Pancakes

    1. In a large bowl, place grated potatoes. Cover with cold water and add lemon juice, to prevent darkening. Just before making pancakes, drain water from potatoes; place potatoes in a clean, dry dish towel and squeeze out all excess water.
    2. Return potatoes to large bowl, and combine with rice, egg, flour, mustard, dill, canola oil and salt. Mix well to combine ingredients.
    3. Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of canola oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place about 1/4 cup (50mL) of the potato mixture into the hot oil and gently flatten with spatula.
    4. Fry for 3-4 minutes until edges are crisp; carefully flip. Fry 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and repeat, adding more canola oil as needed, until all the mixture is cooked.
    5. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve.

    Roasted Corn Salsa

    1. Preheat grill or set oven to broil.
    2. Husk the corn, brush with 2 tsp (10 mL) of the canola oil and broil (or grill) until kernels are slightly charred. Cool then cut kernels off ears.
    3. Heat remaining oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, chilli in adobe sauce and red pepper. Cook until just softened.
    4. Add the corn and cook until vegetables are heated through. Add the dill, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
    5. Serve the salsa over the pancakes.