Mom & Pop’s Potato Pancakes

15 Apr

Mom & Pop's Potato Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion

Directions:

  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Rinse off in cold water (This helps keep them from discoloring when grating.)
  3. Grate the potatoes and the onion.
  4. Add the flour, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix well.
  5. Let the mixture sit for 2 to 5 minutes to let the juices drain out of the potatoes.
  6. Drop the mixture by the spoonful into a frying pan or on a griddle with oil.
  7. Cook until golden brown on each side.  (Cool them off on a paper towel lined plate to remove some of the excess grease.)

Servings: 1

Calories: 582

To some the amount of salt might seem alarming, but the salt serves a dual purpose.  Besides enhancing the flavor, the salt helps pull the juices out of the potatoes and bring the mixture to the desired texture needed to keep the potato pancakes from falling apart while cooking.

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