Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe was found in one of my first cookbooks,The Good housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook printed back in 1980. I've altered it a bit since then.You can also grate the spuds and onion in a Cuisinart, but the hand grating makes them a little creamier. I also prefer the electric frying pan for more even cooking.My daughter adores these! I usually serve them with some beef tenderloin pieces and fresh pineapple on the side.
- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and rinsed
- 1 medium onion, peeled
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- oil (for frying)
- Into shallow dish,grate potatoes and onion adding them to a bowl of cold water as you grate.
- You can let them soak in the fridge for a while or get right to work.
- In a colander lined with cheesecloth,drain shredded potatoes and onion.
- Wrap potatoes in cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible.
- (someone with bigs hands is good for this job!) In same large bowl beat the eggs.
- add the potato-onion mixture, flour,salt,pepper and baking powder.
- Mix well.
- In non-stick skillet or electric skillet heat oil to cover surface.
- (too much oil will make very greasy pancakes) Drop in mixture by 1/3 cupfuls,and flatten with fork or spatula.
- Fry until golden brown and set, then flip and fry until browned on the other side.
- Remove pancakes to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet,and keep warm until all pancakes are done.
I made these for brunch today and everyone loved them. I skipped the cold water step as well as squeezing out the excess water. As I doubled the recipe, I decided to reduce the salt, so I only used 1 1/2 tsp for a double batch. These were excellent and would recommend them for an easy brunch recipe. Thanks for the recipe.
My first attempt at making a potato pancake and the results were fabulous. I never realize how easy it was to prepare these. The only change I made was to add about a cup of cheddar cheese. The pancakes were creamy on the inside and crispy on the out. My family really enjoyed these. Thanks Mep!
I only had 3 potatoes left, so I only used 1 egg and stretched it with some grated cheddar. Delicious!