Potato Pancakes Recipe

by Ben Panny

Everybody who makes potato pancakes has their very own version, but each conventional potato pancakes recipe are pretty much alike. This recipe came from my Polish grandmother, though she in no way really officially wrote down her ingredients and instructions. I watched her after which experimented with my personal till I got it right. Most potato pancakes recipes are uncomplicated. The only trick to any potato pancakes recipe is making certain you get the oil hot enough to cook them just right.

Potato pancakes recipe ingredients:

4 large potatoes, 1 yellow onion, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2-4 tablespoons of flour, black pepper to taste, roughly two cups of vegetable oil*

*This measurement is "approximate" because you need whatever amount of oil which will be -inch deep in the pan that you use.

1. Grate the potatoes and the onions as finely as you could. Should you use a food processor, use the grating attachment. This will save you a good deal of elbow grease. Once you are done, squeeze as much water out of the grated potatoes as you can. This will keep your batter from becoming too wet.

2. Stir in the egg along with the salt and pepper. Add flour until the batter is thick.

3. Warm up the oil inside the pan above high heat till it's nice and hot. The hotter the oil, the less greasy your pancakes will be. I normally test the oil by dropping in a bit of batter to see how speedily it cooks.

4. Drop two or 3 -cup sized mounds of batter into the pan and flatten them with a spatula until they're about inch thick. Turn the heat down to medium-high and cook the pancakes till they're golden brown on the bottom. Then flip them and cook the other side. Once they are done, place them on a plate covered with a paper towel so they can drain and place them inside a 200-degree oven until all of the pancakes are cooked.


Here are some variations on this uncomplicated potato pancakes recipe you may want to try.

1. Try sauting the onions first and after that combining them with the grated potatoes. You could even add a minced garlic clove at the same time cooking the onions for a little distinct taste. In case you cook your onions, add the salt and pepper to the onion mixture in the pan.

2. For cheese lovers, use this similar recipe and add a cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese.

3. Many people put teaspoon of baking powder in their potato pancake batter in order that they rise a little bit as you fry them.

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