Pap's Potato Pancakes

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This is a family favorite that my Pap used to make for breakfast or dinner.

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5 - 10
15 Min
30 Min


medium-small potatoes, grated and squeezed dry - should be about 2# (use russet or yukon gold)
1 large
onion, grated or minced
1/2 c
green pepper, diced (optional)
large egg, slightly beaten
2 - 3 Tbsp
1 tsp
salt - to taste (i use about 1 1/2 - 2 tsp)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp
pepper - to taste (i use 1/2 tsp)
cayenne pepper, to taste


1Mix eggs and seasoning together - slightly beat eggs - set aside
In a large bowl combine potatoes, green pepper, and onion
Sprinkle flour over potato mixture, stir until well combined
Stir in egg mixture
Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in frying pan
Drop potato mixture in frying pan, slightly flatten
Fry until golden brown and crispy on each side (about 3-4 minutes on each side)
Remove from pan, drain on paper towels
Serve hot
2*Since this recipe makes a good bit I preheat the oven to 350 and after draining pancakes on paper towels I place them on a rack-lined baking sheet to keep crisp and warm until I'm ready to serve. However, I think they are best eaten right out of the skillet.
3***If you don't want to end up with a whole lot of juice in the bottom of your bow of potatoesl - shred your potatoes and place in a strainer, using your hands to squeeze out as much of the liquid you can before mixing the ingredients together. I like to let the starch settle in the bottom of a bowl (from the squeezing liquid out), then I pour off the water and stir the starch back into the potatoes before adding the flour and eggs. Or.... you can cheat and buy a bag of shredded potatoes at the grocery store.

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