Raw Potato Pancakes

Recipe by Carol
READY IN: 36mins




  • Grate potatoes by hand, or process them in a food processor, and place in a large bowl.
  • Add beaten egg yolks to grated potatoes.
  • Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder, and mix well.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold into potato mixture.
  • On medium high heat, place enough shortening in a large skillet to have about 1/4" deep oil when melted.
  • Drop batter by large spoonfuls into hot oil.
  • Turn over when edges become a nice crispy brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Cook another minute or two on the other side.
  • Remove to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt, if desired.
  • Add shortening as needed to keep the oil level deep enough to fry the pancakes, but not deep enough to cover them.