Delicious Potato Pancake Twist

Have you ever had potato pancakes?  Delish, right?  Well, my baby girl was asking for pancakes and though I knew she meant the traditional breakfast kind for some reason it got me thinking out of the box today.  I wish I had a picture of these amazing pancakes but they came out all mangled looking because I was in a hurry trying to cook while holding my 3 month old and calming my crying, impatient 2 yr old DD.

So here is what I came up with:

Pumpkin Latkes w/ Browned Butter &Sage Sauce

You can make these many different ways but I used hashbrowns, canned pumpkin, super thin sliced and chopped onion, egg and a little flour.  Since my DD is going gluten free right now I didn't use wheat flour but the kind of flour doesn't really matter since it's just a binder, along with the egg.

I rarely measure so I'd guess that I used about 4 cups hashbrowns, 2 cups canned pumpkin, 1/3 of a large onion, 1 egg, and 1/4 flour.  Mix and cook in a frying pan till golden brown on both sides.

For the sauce you just need butter, browned, a little brown sugar and ground sage.  The brown sugar doesn't mix in with the oil so just make sure you get a bit of both when you drizzle it lightly over the top.  (I'm working on finding a good emulsifier for this recipe.)

It's really that simple and delicious.  I can't wait until fall when I can make it with grated fresh pumpkin.  :-)

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