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                         POTATO PANCAKES OR LATKES
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       md           Russet potatoes (white will
                         -do in a pinch)
    1       sm           Onion, diced
    2                    Eggs
      1/3   c            Flour
                         Salt & pepper to taste
   Peel and grate the potatoes into a large bowl.  Fill
   the large bowl with cold water.  Let the potatoes soak
   for 10-15 minutes, swishing them occasionally.  Drain.
   Refill with cold, salted water (not too much, and you
   don't need the salt if you are sodium-restricted).
   Soak for another 5-10 minutes.  Drain in a colander.
   Drain a long time. Press them out, wait, and press
   more.  Toss them around. Press some more (you get the
   Put the potatoes in the bowl with the diced onion, the
   eggs and the flour, mix together, and salt & pepper to
   Heat about 1/4 of oil in a large skillet or electric
   frying pan to around 350F.  Spoon about 1/2 c. of the
   potato mixture into the hot oil, spreading it out with
   the back of a pancake turner.  Cook until brown on the
   bottom (3-4 minutes?); turn and cook until golden
   brown. Drain on paper towels.
   Gary -- Gary L Hewitt glhewitt@phoenix.princeton.edu
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