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Potato Pancakes

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Serves 2 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

Here's a Depression-era recipe for potato pancakes, we like to eat them the German way, with applesauce.

$$$Cost per Serving: $0.64, Recipe cost $1.28

Ingredients You'll Need

1 Pound potatoes
1/2 Onion
3/4 Teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
Freshly ground nutmeg
1 Egg
Oil for frying


Peel and grate potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a clean dishcloth or cheesecloth and squeeze the liquid out of them into a bowl. Let the liquid stand a few minutes, drain the liquid, leaving potato starch at the bottom of the bowl. Add the potatoes. Grate the onion over the potatoes. Add dried onion flakes for part or all of the onion, if you like. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg. Mix thoroughly and begin to heat oil in a frying pan. You Can use a nonstick pan and just a few drops of oil, if you wish, but for best results use 1/8 inch of oil. Using 1/2 Cup, drop the potato mixture into hot oil and flatten with the back of a spatula. Fry 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with applesauce.

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