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Michael Symon's Dad's Potato Pancakes

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A simple recipe for tasty potato pancakes!
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
8
cost
$
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Try this simple recipe for tasty potato pancakes!
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ingredients
  • 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
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    4 medium baking (Russet) potatoes, about 2 pounds
    Peel the potatoes and keep them submerged in a bowl of cold water.
  • 2
    1 egg, beaten
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon, freshly ground black pepper
    In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, baking powder, flour, salt and pepper.
  • 3
    1 medium yellow onion
    Using the large holes on a box grater, grate the onion and add it to the egg mixture.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Toss so that the potato, onion and egg mixture are evenly combined.
  • 6
    1/4 stick (2 ounces) butter or oil
    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).
  • 7
    Shape four pancakes, each about 4 inches in diameter and about a half-inch thick.
  • 8
    Sauté them in the butter until each side is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side or so.
  • 9
    1/4 stick (2 ounces) butter or oil
    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.
  • 10
      
    Serve immediately with a little sour cream or sautéed apples.
 
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