REAL POTATO PANCAKES (Latkes)
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Take two or three russet potatoes and grate them coarsely, place in a bowl. The best tool for this is a mandoline, peel or not as you choose. I don't think it makes any difference.
Salt & pepper well, add a small finely chopped onion and 3 - 4 tablespoons flour. DO NOT ADD EGG, MAKES THEM TOUGH! Toss all together lightly but well, preferably with a large open-tined fork, you do not want to STIR, heat your griddle until hot, add a small amount of oil and spread around with your spatula. Put a blob of potato mixture about the size of a golf ball on the griddle and spread/mash it out until about 1/4 - 1/2" thick. Leave on one side until browned, turn and brown the other side.
Serve with applesauce, sour cream, or gravy. I prefer gravy. Great with any kind of roast or pot roast.
(And in my search for a photo to "borrow" from the internet, I saw one with sweet potato latkes. I probably need to try those, too.)
From another aunt - Good things to freeze in ice cube trays:
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