Perfect Potato Pancakes
Grate the potatoes and drain well.
Grate the onion.
Combine the onion and potatoes in a bowl and mix well.
Stir in the egg, then the flour, salt and pepper.
Heat a small amount of shortening in a skillet over medium heat.
Place 1 tablespoon potato mixture in skillet and flatten.
Cook until brown.
Turn and brown other side.
Repeat with remaining potato mixture.