Lacy Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
lemon pepper or pepper
1Grate potatoes either using the largest holes on a four-sided hand grater, or the grater attachment on a food processor.
2Place potatoes in a colander and rinse under cold water to remove the starch and be sure to allow potatoes to drain well.
3Grate onion, removing any excess moisture by placing in colander and pressing with the back of a wooden spoon.
4Combine potato and onion.
5Beat eggs into mixture; stir in flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
6If using a food processor, combine ingredients using plastic knife attachment so potatoes remain in grated pieces.
7Heat 1/8\" of oil in a large skillet.
8For each pancake, drop about 2 tablespoons of batter into the oil and flatten with the back of a wooden spoon; the flatter the pancake, the crisper it will be.
9Brown well on both sides.
10Drain well on paper towels.
11Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a 100 degree oven.
12Serve with pink cinnamon applesauce (see recipe) and/or sour cream.
13Makes about 2 dozen regular size or 5 dozen miniatures.
14Pancakes may be made ahead of time and refrigerated between layers of waxed paper when cooled.
15To reheat, place in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet.
16Bake uncovered at 450 for 5 minutes, or until crisp and hot.