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These traditional potato pancakes are wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal.


  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Finely grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Drain off any excess liquid.

  2. Mix in egg, salt, and pepper. Add enough flour to make the mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.

  3. Preheat the oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Drop two or three 1/4-cup mounds of batter into hot oil, and flatten with back of a spatula to make 1/2-inch-thick pancakes. Fry, turning pancakes once, until golden brown.

  5. Transfer pancakes to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Keep warm in the oven until serving. Repeat until all potato mixture is used.

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