These traditional Irish potato pancakes are sometimes called "poorhouse bread", but when paired with some salty bacon and a few drizzles of syrup you've got a meal you can be proud to serve, no matter who you're hosting.
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A simple steak frites is that kind of meal that has the ability to please just about everyone, vegetarians aside, of course. For this Grilled Hanger Steak with Korean Flavors and Spicy Potato Pancakes, Anita Lo has taken the steak-fries-and-salad combo on a trip east, accenting the plate with a selection of Korean elements that elevate the dish while retaining its simple integrity.
I always figured that if Hanukkah Harry really existed, he would wear a latke as his yarmulke. Latkes are potato pancakes, usually about the size of a silver-dollar flapjack at IHOP--but thicker, and made from potatoes cooked golden and crisp...