"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
6 medium raw potatoes 1 small onion 2 slightly beaten eggs 3 Tbsp. flour dash of pepper 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder (optional)
Pare and grate raw potatoes and onion. Let stand 10 minutes so that liquid will rise to top. Remove liquid. Stir in egg. Add other ingredients and blend together. Drop by spoonfuls into a hot well greased skillet. Brown both sides over moderate heat. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with applesauce, sugar, or sour cream.
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