I crave potatoes on a regular basis and I fix them all sorts of ways. I made this recipe for potato pancakes even easier by using the bags of shredded potatoes you can buy at the store ~ I think they are called Simply Potatoes or something close to that ~ and I find them near the eggs in my store.
This recipe is pretty easy to begin with but by using the shredded store bought potatoes, I don’t have to worry about shredding the potatoes and keeping them from turning colors.
Easy Potato Pancakes
I bag Simply Potatoes ~ or you can shred your own and hold them in cold water; when ready to use, wring them out in clean tea towel until dry
1 egg, lightly beaten ~ if your potatoes do not look like they will hold together, use another egg
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp grated onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Place potatoes in a large bowl and add the egg, flour, onion, salt and pepper and mix well.
Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot.
Drop batter by 1/3 cupfuls into the hot oil and flatten to form a pancake. Fry until golden brown; turn over and brown the other side.
Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Makes 4-6 servings