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Classic Potato Pancakes

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Ingredients
  Russet potatoes 3⁄4 Pound, peeled
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Peanut oil/Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Pan-Frying)
Directions

Coarsely grate the potatoes and put into a medium-size bowl.
Stir in the onion, egg, and flour, and season with salt and pepper.
In a large heavy skillet, heat 1/3 inch of oil over medium heat until very hot but not smoking.
Check the seasoning of the potato mixture by frying about 1 teaspoon of the batter until golden brown on both sides.
Taste, and season the potato mixture with additional salt and pepper if needed.
Drop the potato mixture into the skillet by 1/3 cupfuls flattening them slightly with a spatula.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until crisp and brown on the bottom.
Using the spatula, turn the pancakes over and brown the second side.
Drain the pancakes briefly on paper towels before serving.
(Potato pancakes are best served hot, but they will hold on a paper towel-lined baking sheet in a warm oven for 10 to 15 minutes.) Scallion potato pancakes Omit the onion and add 1/4 cup shredded carrots and 1 tablespoon chopped scallion (green part only) to the potato mixture.
Sweet potato pancakes Use sweet potatoes in place of the baking potatoes and add 1/4 cup shredded parsnips to the potato mixture.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Pancake
Ingredient: 
Potato

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4420 Calories from Fat 4002

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 453 g696.4%

Saturated Fat 77.2 g386.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 477.2 mg19.9%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24.7%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 17 g34.4%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 37.6%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 31.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Classic Potato Pancakes Recipe