We had a New Year’s Eve Family PJ Party at the Nabholz Cabin this year – complete with lots of games, puzzles, and of course… FOOD!
My brother and sister-in-law and their brood arrived by 9 a.m. on NYE – just in time for breakfast. And since it was still officially Hanukkah and we pride ourselves on being ecumenical (*smile*) we had latkes on our breakfast menu. Everyone RAVED about these crispy potato pancakes, so of course we served them again on New Year’s Day. Mom, Dad and Grandma J loved them as well. Who knew that such a simple dish would be such a hit! I figured I’d better archive it on my blog since I’m expecting requests for the recipe!
- 4 large potatoes grated
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Sour cream and/or applesauce for garnish
Grate the potatoes in a large bowl, add the eggs, salt and pepper and mix well (I used my hands). Sprinkle in the flour. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons – but Mark did this part and I think he used considerably more – maybe even half a cup. Patty up the potatoes as best you can – they don’t really stick together. Then fry in the oil until brown. As they get crisp, they stick together.
Serve with sour cream or applesauce as a topping.