I Tried the Wildly Popular Honey-Glazed Cheesy Potato Pancakes, and I Can’t Believe I Wasn’t Making Them Sooner
I’m a die-hard fan of potatoes. It doesn’t matter the variation or how they’re prepared — I love them all. You could really consider me a potato-head. So when I recently stumbled across this recipe for honey-glazed cheesy potato pancakes created by @kharisma.pc on Instagram, I figured I’d take a swing at making them.
How to Make Honey-Glazed Cheesy Potato Pancakes
Peel three large potatoes and place them in a large pot of water. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes, until soft. You can use a fork to confirm the softness. Then, in a small mixing bowl, add the potatoes, butter, salt, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix well.
Take a scoop of the mixture, roll together, then flatten. Add mozzarella cheese in the middle, making sure to submerge it within the potato. While adding in your mozzarella, add oil to a medium size pan and turn on medium-high heat. Once your oil is ready and your mozzarella is added, add your pancakes and cook until each side is golden-brown.
For the honey glaze, In a small pan add some butter and pour a little of honey with a sprinkle of dried parsley, heating until ingredients are blended. Spread atop the pancakes and serve hot.
My Honest Review of Honey-Glazed Cheesy Potato Pancakes
This recipe didn’t turn out quite how I expected it to. I actually had multiple failed attempts with this one because I was unable to achieve the color or texture of the potato pancakes that the creator showed in the video.
After multiple tries and brainstorming, though, I was able to come to the conclusion that the type of potatoes used the first time around — which were not mentioned in the video — definitely make all the difference in finding success with this recipe. The first two tries, I used a few russet potatoes I already had at home, but after I realized I should have been using Yukon gold to achieve the desired results, I switched them up. After that, the results were closer to the video and the taste was just as delicious as I’d hoped it to be.
4 Tips for Making Honey-Glazed Cheesy Potato Pancakes
- Use Yukon gold potatoes. If you’re looking for the same results that she delivers in the video, Yukon gold potatoes are your best bet.
- Use vegetable oil. Although you are free to use whatever cooking oil you’d like, I found that using vegetable oil works better for keeping these together.
- Don’t cook on high heat. To keep the pancakes from cooking too fast and burning, be sure to turn your pan down to medium heat after the oil heats up.
- Don’t skimp on the honey. I found that even with the wrong potatoes used, the honey still made these cheesy potatoes a hit, taste-wise. Add as much or as little as you’d like!