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Potato Pancakes
Submitted by:  Heather
    

 

 
  Prep Time:    20 Minutes
Cook Time:   Fry Time

 

"This is a traditional potato pancake recipe, and is a wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal. You can use more flour if the mixture seems too wet."
 
Ingredients
4 large potatoes
1 yellow onion
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 ground black pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
   
Directions
1  

Finely grate potatoes with onion into a large bowl. Drain off any excess liquid.

2  

Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper. Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.

3  

Turn oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

4  

Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes. Fry, turning once, until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain, and keep warm in low oven until serving time. Repeat until all potato mixture is used.

 
 
Makes 6 servings

 

 
Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 6
amount
per serving
Calories 126
Protein 4g
Total Fat 1g
Sodium 406mg
Cholesterol 35mg
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber -