Potato Pancakes


The truth is, The Man’s contributions in the kitchen are not infrequent. There were several years, during the time when I was shackled to both Corporate America and Higher Education, that he was, in fact, the primary — and oft times sole — cook in this joint. And yet, for all of his toiling away at the stove in the evenings somewhere along the way breakfast became his specialty. And while Christmas may be a lot of things, it is no exception to the rule.

Every year for as long as we’ve been together in our own home he has made potato pancakes on Christmas morning. And every year his recipe — which is adapted from a Martha Stewart cookbook I found at a garage sale the year before we got married — gets better and better. Here is the most recent incarnation:

Potato Pancakes

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Serves: 8

  • 6 Baking Potatoes
  • 1 Large Onion
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Sour Cream
  1. Grate potatoes and onion into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add Flour, eggs, garlic, and salt and mix well.
  3. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Once hot drop ½ cup portions of potato mixture into pan, pressing slightly flat.
  4. Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  5. Serve with pepper and sour cream. Enjoy!

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