Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Potato Pancakes~Holiday Recipe Club

This is my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club, so I am excited and very curious to see what everyone else is making. Every month we are given ingredients to use. We can use one of them, two of them, or all of them. This month the ingredients were pistachios, potatoes, and beer! I chose potatoes, and I made these great Potato Pancakes!
Hometown Potato Pancakes
1 1/2 pounds Potatoes
1 medium Onion
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Flour
Corn Oil
Peel your potatoes, and take the skin off your onion.
Put the potatoes and the onion through the 
food processor using the shred blade. You can also use
a manual grater if you would prefer.
I used a trick I learned many years ago. The most important
thing in cooking these potatoes is to make sure there 
is as little water as possible. so you must drain the 
potatoes and onion of juices. To do this,
place the potatoes and onion in a clean towel. 
Fold up the towel like above, and twist the ends in 
opposite directions,
and empty the liquid that pours out into a bowl.
I got quite a bit from these potatoes, and see all the starch
at the bottom of the bowl?  That's great! These pancakes
will fry up so much better because all of that is gone.
Add the eggs, and mix very well. I used my hands 
to make sure the eggs were fully incorporated.

Add the flour, a little at a time, mix it in, and then add more.
This way the flour won't clump, and it gets evenly
distributed. add your salt and pepper now also.
Heat (on medium) your oil in your pan.
Add approximately 1/2 cup of mix.
Let fry for about 5 minutes on each side. Smash 
potato patty as you can.
Flip to the other side to fry for 5 minutes on that side.
Drain on paper towels.

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  1. I have always wanted to make potato pancakes. I am saving this recipe!!

  2. Yum!! Looks good! I tried potato pancakes once and they were horrible! But they had lots of add in that sounded good at the time :) Love the more basic recipe!

  3. I have always had potato pancakes made from leftover mashed potatoes. These sound like a delicious alternative. Must try them soon.

  4. Yum! I haven't made potato pancakes yet...I should try soon! Your recipe looks fabulous. I am so glad you joined us :)

  5. Beautifully done! I need to make these...and soon!

  6. Breakfast: what a great way to go with this challenge! Love your skillet.