Monday, September 26, 2011

Grandpa Matt Thommes's Potato Pancakes

Ali digging her potato pancakes

Posted by Nancy for Grandma B.  When Grandpa Matt Thommes told Grandma Agnes that her potato pancakes weren't as good as his mothers she told him he could make them then - and from that point on he always make them according to Grandma Betty Berlin.  During Lent when they couldn't eat meat, potato pancakes, eggs or fish were the traditional Friday night supper.

2 c grated raw grated potatoes - force out liquid in colander or dish towel
1/4 c milk
2 Tbsp chopped green or regular onions
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
Salt and pepper to taste

Put the grated potatoes immediately into the milk to prevent them from turning dark.  Drain milk and add well beaten egg.  Add flour and just enough milk to make stiff batter.  Season with salt and pepper and onions.  Drop large spoonful into hot  in oil in frying pan.  Cook until brown and crisp.  Serve with applesauce.

No comments:

Post a Comment