How to make it

  • Peel the potatoes and grate finely
  • place in a sieve and press with the back of a spoon to remove most of the water
  • mix in the egg and season well
  • sprinkle flour onto the mix until it holds a good pancake shape
  • Pour enough oil in the frying pan to cover the bottom of the pan pretty well
  • when the oil is very hot drop by the potato mixture by spoonfuls in the pan and press flat with a spatula until thin (hint spray the back of the spatula with cooking spray first)
  • brown on both sides serve straight from the pan with sour cream
  • also goes great with sour cream and fried onions and garlic or fried in a good smoky bacon fat (yummy) but I leave it up to your own taste buds.
  • also to test the seasoning rather than trying the mix raw make yourself a small pancake and try and adjust seasoning before frying all

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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    Good one, thanks!, Mare
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  • wkoebert 13 years ago
    how can I turn these into corn pancakes
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  • intherain 13 years ago
    Almost exactly the way my parents used to make them...they never strained the potatoes, probably just added more flour to soak up the moisture. And I've never had them with sour cream...always liked a dusting of sugar on top. I'm glad I saw this recipe. It's been too long since I've had them. I think I'll have to make some tomorrow, vegan style. Oh, and are you crazy? Olive oil is the best for everything, even baking!!
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  • mellian 14 years ago
    Don't use EVOO? OH NO! What would Rachel say?? LOL!
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  • ali4sls 14 years ago
    I absolutely love potato pancakes. =) Simple fare is often the best, IMO. As far as grating, Diva... Food processor! So worth investing in, if you don't have one. Potatoes are grated in 5 minutes flat.
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  • recipediva 14 years ago
    Oh I like it with apple sauce too! So I get to eat double!
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  • recipediva 14 years ago
    You are the Man! I grew up on this. My kids just love it. IT was always knuckle would get sore grating, hate the grating part.....but oh so worth it.
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