You don’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy a really good potato pancake and what could be more festive than frying potatoes (or anything…) in oil? It is only natural that we build up a lil layer of fat for the winter, if bears do it, so can we!
For approximately 24 small potato pancakes you will need:
2lbs baking potatoes (2 large or 3 medium)
2 small onions
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
Grate the potatoes and onion with a box grater or with a food processor. Extract as much liquid as possible from them using cheese cloth or a paper towel set over a sieve.
Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the flour, salt & pepper and stir until combined. Then add the potato/onion mixture and mix until thoroughly coated.
Heat up about 1/4″ of oil in a frying pan (preferably cast iron).
Place heaping teaspoons of the batter into the pan, flatten each with the back of a spoon and cook for about 1.5-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crisp.
Serve with sour cream & apple sauce or just enjoy as a little snack on their own, they are QUITE tasty! These also freeze very well so if you don’t finish all 24 in one sitting (fingers crossed…) you can pop them into a freezer bag and then re-heat in the oven until they are warm and crisp once again!
Let’s see what festive recipes Amy is cooking up tomorrow!