4-5 medium potatoes, peeled
1 medium onion
3 tbsp flour (heaping tbsp)
1 egg, beaten
oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
Grate the potatoes into a large bowl. Drain off the water*. Grate onion into the potatoes, add the flour, egg, salt and pepper. Mix all together and fry in hot oil until lightly browned. Serve with sour cream or applesauce.
* This step is important. You won't have the right consistency if you don't drain the water.... I know.....I have made this mistake myself.
These are the best potato pancakes I have ever eaten. And I always order them whenever I see them on a menu. I personally enjoy the potato pancakes with lots of sour cream. (Not the healthiest of meals, but they're a treat every once in a while).