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Grandma's Potato Pancakes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anita Lantz
Added: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. shredded peeled potatoes (about 4 large)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 T. grated onion
1 t. salt.
1/4 g. pepper
Cooking oil (Grandma used lard)

Directions:
Directions:
Rinse shredded potatoes in icy cold water; drain well. Place in a large bowl. Add egg, flour, onion, salt and pepper; mix well. (G'ma clenched 2 unlit wooden kitchen matches between her teeth while grating the onion so she wouldn't be brought to tears.) In a skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls into hot oil. Flatten to form a pancake. Fry until golden brown; turn and brown the other side. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Should be fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother was a sporadic cook. Sometimes she'd cook strange concoctions no one could stomach, but when I was very young, she would occasionally cook "normal". This was a recipe from her mother, G'ma Heinmiller, that always put a smile on my dad's face. He tried to duplicate it in later years, but the pancakes always fell apart into plain ol' hashbrowns...which weren't that bad either!

 

 

 

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