Potato Pancakes with Homemade Applesauce

"Comfort food to the max. Nothing beats these potato pancakes and applesauce, especially with a pork roast or ham steak."
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  • Place potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough cold water to cover.
  • Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes more, shaking the pan.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the shallots and cook until translucent, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add the butter, egg, salt and pepper to the potatoes and stir to combine.
  • When cool, shape mixture into 8 small pancakes.
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over high heat.
  • Add the potato pancakes and cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Turn the cakes and reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Drain the cakes on the paper towels and serve with applesauce.
  • Homemade Applesauce: Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the apples are fork tender.
  • Remove from the heat and mash all the ingredients together using a potato masher.
  • Stir in the butter, if using.

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  1. John W Wenzelburger
    The Apple Sauce was GREAT was very good with the pork chops I made. I used a potato ricer instad of masher which straned out some hard parts of the apples. I could not get the Potato Pancakes to work maybe I did something wrong, but they just fell apart and by the time they cooked at all they had desolved in the oil.
  2. glitter
    We enjoyed this! A real comfort food..made the potatoes the same..except I added a tblsp. sour cream...(shame on me!) but I did not add the butter to the applesauce which was great. I like the orange juice compared to the standard lemon juice. Combines well with the spices...a keeper. Thank you for sharing. glitter


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