Potato Latkes ~ Serves 2

Potato Latkes ~ Serves 2

11 ounces potatoes – (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup onion – very finely chopped
1 egg
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
vegetable oil – as needed
Toppings: sour cream and applesauce (optional)

Shred potatoes into bowl of cold water; soak 10 minutes. Drain potatoes; squeeze dry in clean towel. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1/8 inch oil over medium heat until hot. For each pancake, drop 1/2 cup potato mixture into pan; flatten slightly with spatula. Cook 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining potato mixture, adding additional oil to pan as needed. Serve with sour cream and applesauce, if desired.