St. Patrick’s Day Side Dish: Lucky Shamrock Potato Cakes
These little potato pancakes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! They’re delicious and so easy, plus you get to eat a lucky shamrock. Technically it’s Wood Sorrel, which is often thought of as a weed, but I keep it in the yard for the kids to eat. They love to munch on the flower stems aka: sour grass.
There are hundreds of wood sorrel varieties, so do your research before foraging for this. It’s found in wooded areas, and for us along most roadsides. However, never forage for things that dogs can pee on, or that are too close to busy streets with a lot of air pollution.
To make your Lucky Shamrock Potato Cakes:
Grab some potato pancake mix (I used Manischewitz) and follow the box instructions (which call for cold water, hot oil, and eggs). You could use mashed potatoes, and then add dollops of that into hot oil as well. I used Sunflower oil (about 1/8 cup for 8 cakes) adding more oil as the pan got dry. Once the pancakes are done, plop on some sour cream, some chive salt, and then your lucky shamrock!
Easy St. Patrick’s Day side dish or appetizer – a kid-pleaser too!