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Co. Wicklow Pancake  (Irish Omelet)  Veg  MC  Irish  45mins  


Serves  4      Hot  Vegetarian   Main Course   Ireland  Europe Gluten Wheat free



   8 Large Eggs, separated

   2 large Potatoes

   1 teasp Lemon Juice

   1 tbsp Freshly chopped Chives

   25g/1oz Butter

   Salt and Black Pepper

   1 tbsp Oil




1. Peel the potatoes, cut into chunks and boil in lightly salted water for 15-20 minutes until soft. Drain well then mash.


2. In a small bowl, beat the yolks then add to the mashed potato, mixing well.


3. Add  the lemon juice, chives, salt and pepper to the potato mixture and mix thoroughly.


4. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff then fold into the potato.


5. Melt the butter and oil in a large frying  pan until hot, add the potato mixture to the pan and cook until golden brown on the under-side. If you don't have a very large frying pan, use two.


6. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to very hot.


7. Once the omelet is browned underneath, place under the grill and cook until risen and browned. Serve immediately.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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