Traditional Potato Pancakes

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  • Ingredients

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    Traditional Potato Pancakes

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Finely grate potatoes into a large bowl
  2. Add cold water to bowl covering potatoes and soak for 20 minutes.
  3. Add onion
  4. Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper. Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.
  5. Turn oven to low, about 200 degrees F
  6. Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  7. Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes.
  8. Fry, turning once, until golden brown.
  9. Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain, and keep warm in low oven until serving time.

Makes 6 servings

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