About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.




Potato Pancakes

La Madeleine Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

2 russet potatoes, peeled and grated
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces Boursin
4 teaspoons chives, chopped

Place the potatoes in a dry tea towel and squeeze to remove as much water as possible. Mix the potatoes with the salt and pepper in a large bowl. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until fragrant.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop 1 measure of potato and place in the pan. Flatten with a spatula. Repeat 3 more times, making 4 pancakes. Divide the Boursin in four pieces and place one piece on each pancake. Sprinkle the chives evenly over the Boursin. Scoop another 1/3 cup of grated potatoes and place on top of each pancake. Press down with a spatula, enclosing the cheese and the chives. Cook until the bottoms are golden, about 6 minutes. Turn the pancakes over and cook another 5-6 minutes or until the bottoms are golden. Serve immediately.


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