August 7, 2010

Potato Pancakes

Remember when we were kids and mom would make us potato pancakes for breakfast, or dinner? I haven't had them for so long! This morning, trying to find something for us to eat, I decided to make them for my kids. At first, they heard the name "potato pancakes" and instantly said, EWE!!!! But I made them up, and they loved them! I don't know the recipe mom used, but here is one I threw together this morning. It was great!

2-3 cups peeled, raw grated potatoes (I used 3 medium fresh potatoes)
1 egg white
2 heaping tablespoons flour
1 t salt
1 tsp onion salt (could grate fresh onion, too!)

Mix all ingredients together. Heat a skillet pan on the stove with about 1/4-1/2 cup oil. Scoop 1/4 cup potato mixture into hot pan, and use a fork to flatten out mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until both sides are golden brown. Add more oil if needed after cooking several so the pan doesn't dry out. The potatoes burn before cooking if there isn't oil in the pan! Place on paper towels to absorb the oil and then serve with sour cream, or ketchup, or whatever you like topped on your potato pancake!

This made about 9-10 pancakes, so if you need more just double!


Penelope Lolohea said...

LOVE these! These have been my favorite since I was little. I've never had them with onions, though, so I'll have to try your recipe! :)

Stephanie Lowe said...

Hi I am Chandie's friend Stephanie, I was wondering if you used uncooked potatoes or ones that were already cooked? Thanks so much.

the Headley fam said...

Stephanie, yes you use uncooked potatoes. Just peel them, and grate them with a cheese grater or food processor. Enjoy!

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