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Dad's Potato Pancakes

Michael Symon
Servings: 8
30 to 60 min

Try this simple recipe for tasty potato pancakes!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
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.
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