1 pound (450 g) potatoes, peeled
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (or to taste - I don't measure & probably use more)
1 large egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (you can substitute, cracker, matzo, or bread crumbs here.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil (vegetable oil)
1. shred the potatoes with a grater
2. put potatoes & onions on paper towels & squeeze out the liquid
3. In a bowl, mix together the potatoes & onions with the egg, flour & salt
4. heat half of the oil in skillet until very hot, then scoop mounds of the potato mixture (about 2 tablespoons each) into pan. Do not crowd the pan.
5. press the mounds down with spatula to flatten. reduce heat & cook until the bottoms are golden, about 5 minutes. flip & cook until golden on the other side. Remove to paper towel to drain. Repeat using the remaining oil as needed.
6. Serve immediately, or transfer to an oven safe dish & keep in a warm oven (250F or 120C) until ready to serve.
Serve with applesauce & or sour cream.
An applesauce recipe
4 apples, peeled, cored & diced (I get 4 different apples - since some breakdown while cooking & others do not)
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or apple pie spice mix)
1. stir together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan
2. cover sauce pan & cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Remove from heat & allow to cool.
3. Using a potato masher, mash mixture until your applesauce is as chunky or smooth as you like.