Today, around the globe, we celebrate International Woman’s Day. My little one is 4 years old, so is a little difficult to explain to him about 8 March during history, but I can teach him to respect women and make them feel special this day.
Today I will write about my mom, one of the persons who made me who I am today (together with my dad). I had the luck to meet lots of women who inspired me and helped me to become a better person, but the first person to do that was my mother.
I don’t say it enough, but I love her so much and I am so proud of her. She taught me how to be a better person, how to love, how to respect life and people, how to teach my son the same things she taught me.
Her unconditional love, her strength and support helped me through all my life.
So, in February I asked my mom to make Tocin (Potatoes pancakes). It’s my favorite food. I grow up preparing and eating this meal with my family. The kids would prepare the potatoes, my mom would make the mix for the pancakes and my dad would make a proper fire. It was a family dinner from the start till the end.
I only took the photos. My mom is the chef for this post. I made a few times myself, but this time, it’s her time to shine. Happy Day, Mom! We wish you all the love in the world (me, Alex and Razvan ).
The recipe is simple but it takes time and experience to make really tasty potato pancakes. You can eat the salty or as a dessert.
- 1 kg potatoes
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Grease for frying
- 4 eggs
Peeled the potatoes and grate them. Put some salt on the mix and then put it on an inclined chopper to drain. After is drained add the eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Heat the grease in a pan. With a tablespoon, make dumplings from the mix and fried them in the grease, both sides.
If you don’t like them fried, you can take a grease baking tray and put all the mix inside. Leave it in the oven till is golden on top (around 30 mins).
You can serve it with sour cream, salty cheese or my favorite: fried onions with diced.
As dessert, I love it with sour cream and sugar on top, or with different types of jam.