Sunday Supper: Potato Pancakes With Oven-Roasted Thyme Applesauce, Sour Cream, and Poached Eggs

Sunday Supper

Cooking projects for people who'd like nothing more than to spend a sunday afternoon surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the kitchen.

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


Lacey, crispy potato pancakes pair with oven-roasted thyme applesauce, sour cream, and a yolky poached egg in a breakfast-for-dinner twist. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]



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How potato pancakes are prepared is a matter of preference. I like mine thin and crispy, bound by a bit of matzo meal. If you like them thicker, pat them down gently—don't flatten them.

Here, I pair them with savory applesauce, which is oven-roasted rather than cooked on the stovetop; this helps preserve some of the apples' texture and keeps them from succumbing to a mealy texture. It also adds a bit more depth of flavor. When served with runny poached eggs, this breakfast-for-dinner dish is as comforting as can be.