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    Potato Pancakes

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    1 hr 30 mins

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    HEP MEP's Note:

    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.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Into shallow dish,grate potatoes and onion adding them to a bowl of cold water as you grate.
    2. 2
      You can let them soak in the fridge for a while or get right to work.
    3. 3
      In a colander lined with cheesecloth,drain shredded potatoes and onion.
    4. 4
      Wrap potatoes in cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible.
    5. 5
      (someone with bigs hands is good for this job!) In same large bowl beat the eggs.
    6. 6
      add the potato-onion mixture, flour,salt,pepper and baking powder.
    7. 7
      Mix well.
    8. 8
      In non-stick skillet or electric skillet heat oil to cover surface.
    9. 9
      (too much oil will make very greasy pancakes) Drop in mixture by 1/3 cupfuls,and flatten with fork or spatula.
    10. 10
      Fry until golden brown and set, then flip and fry until browned on the other side.
    11. 11
      Remove pancakes to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet,and keep warm until all pancakes are done.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2003


      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!

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    • on December 10, 2010


      I only had 3 potatoes left, so I only used 1 egg and stretched it with some grated cheddar. Delicious!

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    • on November 16, 2010


      A very good stand alone recipe as written and a great recipe to build on with other veggies such as peppers,mushrooms other root veggies.
      I used 2 carrots 1/4 cup red &green bell pepper mixed W/recipe and cut back on the salt used season salt and the potato cakes were wonderful will do this recipe again and again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Potato Pancakes

    Serving Size: 1 (436 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 370.9
    Calories from Fat 26
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 105.7 mg
    Sodium 1311.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.7 g
    Sugars 4.2 g
    Protein 11.9 g

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