Mr. Food: Old Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Mr. Food

Makes: 8

  • 4 medium-sized Idaho baking potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and shredded or grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  1. Place potatoes and onion in a strainer and press down on them with the back of a large spoon to extract excess moisture. If they're still watery, wrap them in a clean dish towel and squeeze to extract the remaining moisture.
  2. Place in a large bowl and add the egg; mix well. Gradually add the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper, mixing well.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil then drop 1/2 cup batter for each pancake onto the skillet, being careful not to crowd skillet. Fry pancakes 5 to 6 minutes, until golden on both sides, turning halfway through cooking. Drain on paper towelsand serve warm.

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