Norwegian Idaho® Potato Pancake with Poached Eggs, Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce and Cranberry Relish


Norwegian Idaho® Potato Pancake

  • 4 Idaho Potatoes
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 2 cups Jarlsberg cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, grated

Cranberry Relish

  • 1 1/2 cups whole fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


Norwegian Idaho® Potato Pancake
  1. Boil potatoes in salted water for 12 minutes; cool to room temperature, peel and grate.
  2. Peel and dice onion.
  3. Cook bacon and dice. (Onions and bacon should be diced to equal sizes.)
  4. Combine potatoes, onion and bacon.
  5. Half whip egg white; fold into potato mixture.
  6. Mix flour, chives, parsley, salt and pepper into potato combination.
  7. Be sure not to overwork; the potatoes should keep their grated texture.
  8. Scoop potato mixture onto lightly oiled pancake griddle with 2 ounce scoop and cook until lightly browned on both sides; approximately 3-4 minutes per side.
Jarlsberg Cheese Sauce
  1. Bring cream and milk to a simmer.
  2. Mix cornstarch and water together.
  3. Add cornstarch slurry to simmering milk and cream (you must bring the cream to a boil to activate the corn starch).
  4. Slowly add in grated Jarlsberg cheese, continually whipping until a smooth sauce-like consistency.
  5. Add salt, white pepper and nutmeg.
  6. Keep sauce warm until ready to serve.
Cranberry Relish
  1. Mix cranberries, sugar, orange zest and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Place in a thick-bottom saucepan; bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook for 12 minutes, or until the mixture is a jam-like consistency.
To Plate
  1. Top potato pancake with 1 poached egg.
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of cheese sauce over top the egg.
  3. Garnish with 1 large tablespoon of cranberry relish.
  4. Finish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
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Yield: 6 - 8 Servings

Zane Holmquist
Formerly of - Stein Eriksen Lodge
Park City, UT

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