How can I make easy potato pancakes?
- 3 slices bacon fried crisp / reserve drippings
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- sour cream or applesauce to serve
Peel potatoes, wash and grate then with a fine grater. Drain off all the liquid and press in a clean towel to remove remaining liquid.
Grate onion into the potato and mix in the egg, crumbs and spices
Crumble bacon fine and mist into the mixture
Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter and teaspoon of bacon dripping in pan. Drop a large spoonfuls of mixture into pan. Make as many as will comfortably fit into pan when grease is hot. but not smoking.
Brown lightly on both sides adding butter and bacon drippings as needed.
Cook in batches transferring completed pancakes to a rack on cookie sheet and put in 250 degree oven to keep warm while you prepare the next batch.
Serve hot with sour cream or if you prefer, applesauce.