Try this simple recipe for tasty potato pancakes!
Dad's Potato Pancakes
- 4 medium baking (Russet) potatoes (about 2 pounds)
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1/2 stick (4 ounces) butter or olive oil
- Peel the potatoes and keep them submerged in a bowl of cold water.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, baking powder, flour, salt and pepper.
- Using the large holes on a box grater, grate the onion and add it to the egg mixture.
- Grate the potatoes onto a clean kitchen towel and wring as much water out of them as you can and add them to the egg mixture.
- Toss so that the potato, onion and egg mixture are evenly combined.
- Heat a medium sauté pan over medium heat and melt half the butter (or use two smaller pans if you want to cook them all four at the same time).
- Shape four pancakes, each about 4 inches in diameter and about a half-inch thick.
- Sauté them in the butter until each side is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side or so.
- Transfer the pancakes to a sheet pan lined with a double thickness of paper towels and keep in a warm (180-200) oven while you repeat the process, making four more pancakes.
- Serve immediately with a little sour cream or sautéed apples.