Polish potato pancakes...

These are the most famous pancakes in Poland. They are very(!) easy to make and also very "budget friendly" ;) They have very specific taste, which I personally adore. At my family home we usually eat them only sprinkled with some sugar on top, sometimes also with a dollop of cream or natural yogurt. If you have a nice vegetable or meat stew with a lot of sauce, those potato pancakes will be perfect accompaniment for it! If you make too many, you can simply put the in the fridge for a day and reheat on a dry pan the next day.

"Potato pancakes, are shallow-fried pancakes of grated potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream) to the sweet (such as applesauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished" - by Wikipedia.org

How to make it...
- 7 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
- 1 large onion, grated (I like using red onion to this pancakes)
- 2 raw eggs
- plain flour (you'll need about 1 cup for that amount of potatoes)
- salt, pepper
- oil for frying

Grate the potatoes - if you see they're released a lot of water, drain them. Mix grated potatoes with onion, eggs, spices and flour. I'm not giving exact amount of flour needed, as that depends a lot of your potatoes, eggs etc. You need to make a sticky mixture, but not too dry or 'watery' (as your pancakes won't keep the shape). You can make it from as many potatoes as you like - just adjust the amount of eggs and flour. If you'll be serving your pancakes with stew etc. you can add more onion and a clove of garlic. Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan and with your spoon, place medium size pancakes. Fry on both sides till golden brown. Remove from the pan and let them drain on a paper kitchen towel - they can be very greasy sometimes...


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