Crispy Potato Pancakes

Crispy Potato Pancakes are a special breakfast treat that will become a family recipe you pass down from generation to generation. Freshly grated Idaho potatoes are paired with freshly grated onion, nutmeg, and salt for a quick frying breakfast you will savor.

Crispy Potato Pancakes

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  • 4 cups freshly grated Idaho potatoes

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1-1/2 cups flour

  • 1 cup grated onion

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg

  • Vegetable Oil


  • Grate potato into bowl; cover with cold water. Rinse potatoes under slowly running cold water until starch disappears, about 5 minutes. Drain well and pat completely dry.
  • Mix eggs and flour together until smooth.
  • Add onion, salt and nutmeg. Add to grated potatoes and mix well.
  • Heat 1/4-inch Vegetable Oil in a heavy skillet until almost smoking.
  • Drop 1/4 cup portions of batter into oil. Do not flatten. Turn after 2 minutes. Flatten slightly and cook an additional 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with applesauce, fried apples or a dollop of sour cream.

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