Classic Potato Pancakes


  • 2 ½ pounds Russet potatoes, or any starchy potato, peeled and grated very finely
  • 1 yellow onion, grated very fine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • Oil for frying

How To Make Classic Potato Pancakes

After grating the potatoes, using a towel, thoroughly wring out all the liquid from the potatoes.Place the drained potatoes into a large bowl with the grated onion, salt, eggs and flour.Mix it thoroughly with your hands, you want it to be somewhat tacky. Add a little more flour if it is too sticky

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a skillet.Place ⅓ to ½ a cup of mixture into the hot skillet.Fry for three to five minutes on each side, until they are golden.Briefly drain on paper towels

Serve immediately, while hot with applesauce and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, sour cream or even yogurt.These could also be served with meat and a gravy, using these as a side dish.