‘Barefoot Contessa’: Ina Garten’s Potato Pancakes and Fried Eggs Is the Ultimate Comfort Dish

It’s all about comfort and hunkering down these days and nothing says “comfort” more than your favorite foods and recipes that bring you a degree of solace, especially in our current uncertain days.

Ina Garten
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We can always count on Ina Garten to bring us the soothing and comforting food and cocktail recipes she turns to in her own home with her husband, Jeffrey.

Her modern take on this comfort food

Garten posted on her Instagram account this week with the latest meal she’s made for her very lucky husband, Jeffrey. It’s crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside potato pancakes served with a sunny-side-up fried egg, ready to ooze all that yolky goodness.

She wrote in her post, “Is there anything more comforting than a big plate of homemade Potato Pancakes with a fried egg on top?? It could be breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The pancakes are just as good made with flour, matzoh meal or even gluten-free flour! This is old-fashioned comfort food, updated. Recipe link on barefootcontessa.com  #moderncomfortfood #staysafe”

Ina Garten’s upcoming ‘Modern Comfort Food’ cookbook

From the Food Network megastar’s hashtags, the recipe looks as though it will be included in her new cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.

The book is expected to release Oct. 2020.

According to her publisher, Penguin Random House, the new collection “shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites–but with the volume turned way up, such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the perfect match for Ina’s Creamy Tomato Bisque), Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, and the crispiest hash browns that are actually made in a waffle iron!”

The Hamptons resident will be unveiling new desserts in the cookbook, including her takes on Boston Cream Pie, Banana Rum Trifle, and Black and White Cookies.

Sure to be a big holiday stocking stuffer, Modern Comfort Food will also equip fans with recipes for entertaining, parties, and more. Basically, her new book is perfect for fans who can’t wait to try out her new dishes.

Garten’s Instagram followers’ drooling reaction to her warming dish

As soon as Garten posts . . .anything . . .on her social media, her followers have a lot to say. This time was no different, especially with an image as down-home and just downright delicious as a homey cooked meal.

The Barefoot Contessa star’s bff, Jennifer Garner, replied on Instagram, “Yesssss, Ina!!!”

Another of Garten’s famous friends, journalist Katie Couric, also reacted simply saying, “YUMMMMMMM”

Other not-so-famous fans were just as wowed, saying “Girl you’ve done it again, constantly raising the bar,” while another offered the professional cook her tip on the dish, saying “IMO potato pancakes are best with no flour- go 100% potato. You can purée some potato to act as a binder.”

However you decide to make this simple, delicious meal, it will be sure to please whoever is gathered at your table.

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