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Herzegovina Squeaky Cheese and Potato Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups grated Herzegovina Squeaky Cheese
- 2 cups grated potatoes
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Grater
- Mixing bowl
- Non-stick skillet

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine grated Herzegovina Squeaky Cheese, grated potatoes, flour, chopped fresh parsley, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add vegetable oil.
3. Using a spoon, scoop the mixture and drop it into the skillet. Flatten the mixture with the back of the spoon to form a pancake shape.
4. Cook the pancake for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
5. Once cooked, remove the pancake from the skillet and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
6. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used up.

- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Medium heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 15g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Herzegovina Squeaky Cheese can be substituted with any other squeaky cheese, such as halloumi or paneer.
- Potatoes can be substituted with sweet potatoes or zucchini.

- Add chopped onions or garlic to the mixture for extra flavor.
- Add chopped bacon or ham for a meaty version.
- Add chopped spinach or kale for a vegetarian version.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to squeeze out any excess water from the grated potatoes before mixing them with the other ingredients.
- Use a non-stick skillet to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
- Serve the pancakes hot with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Storage instructions:
- Store the leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the pancakes in a non-stick skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pancakes on a platter with a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top.

- Chopped parsley
- Sour cream or Greek yogurt

- Serve the pancakes with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted carrots and parsnips
- Grilled asparagus
- Arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the pancakes are falling apart, add more flour to the mixture to bind it together.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the pancakes thoroughly to prevent any foodborne illnesses.

Food history:
- Herzegovina Squeaky Cheese is a traditional cheese from the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Flavor profiles:
- The pancakes are savory and cheesy with a crispy exterior and a soft and fluffy interior.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pancakes as an appetizer or a main dish.

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Region: Bosnian

Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Potato, Crispy, Salty, Potato-Y