We used to have a little neighbourhood restaurant that served Ukrainian food. My friend and I used to go there on occasion and she ALWAYS had Potato Pancakes. Sadly the restaurant has moved.
It was her birthday and I invited her for breakfast..........I offered to make her anything her heart desired........what did she ask for, yup you guessed it Potatoes Pancakes.........this is for you darlin'.....you know who you are. Happy Birthday!!!!!
5 medium potatoes peeled and grated
1 small onion finely chopped or grated
1/4 c. flour
salt and pepper to taste
a squeeze of fresh lemon
Put all the shredded potatoes in a cheese cloth or dish towel and squeeze as much liquid out of them as possible.
Mix together with the remaining ingredients.
Use a Teflon pan so that you don't need as much oil. Take about a 1/4 c. of the potato mixture and brown about 3-4 minutes on each side over medium heat.
Serve with sour cream, ketchup..........or applesauce. Good on its on or as a side dish.
You can see in the pan you really don't need much oil, just make sure your pan is hot enough.