Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
- 2 cups grated raw potato
- 1/2 small sweet yellow onion, grated or finely
- 3 eggs
- Olive oil
- Grate potato and chop onion (food processor recommended for this bit). In
a large bowl, mix potato, onion, eggs, and salt.
- Heat a little bit of olive oil in a frying pan (even if the pan is
nonstick–the oil helps with the flavor).
- Spoon fairly small amounts of the potato batter onto the fan and flatten
into pancakes about 3″ across and 1/4″ thick. Fry until golden-brown, flipping
to cook both sides.
Applesauce and sour cream are traditional accompaniments, but I’m serious
about the maple syrup–it balances the onion beautifully. They’re also good with
jam or fruit syrups.