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Potato Pancakes

This recipe comes from Karen ( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen, who collect recipes and love to cook.

Karen told me that she is "thirty-four years old, single and loves to cook, among other things. I've been cooking and collecting recipes since I was in my teens and have a very big collection. I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers, brochures, advertising material, and product recipes, the net, recipe groups and a list of other places. If I've taken the recipes from the web or from a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes, over the years, it wasn't collected".


1 large potato
2 - 3 egg yolks
1 scallion, chopped
safflower oil
sour cream or applesauce

  • Grate potato by hand or using food processor (they don't have to be peeled). Take a small handful at a time and wring out the liquid.
  • Add eggs, chopped scallion and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet and add enough oil to cover bottom.
  • When oil is hot but not smoking, drop a forkful of potato mixture into skillet and flatten with fork. Repeat until all the potato mixture is used.
  • Fry until golden brown and crispy; flip and fry on other side. Regulate heat so that oil does not smoke.
  • Drain on paper towels. Salt to taste.

Serve with sour cream or applesauce.

Makes about 6

Karen ( Ilyce )