Res Hall Recipe: Potato Pancakes
By ELIZABETH BEAUCHAMP
Living away from home can be tough during the semester, but being able to make the dishes you love from your childhood can help smooth over any homesickness. Potato pancakes, for instance, are a family favorite dish of mine.
This recipe is one of my favorites because it is both delicious and easy to make. However, if you do not have the time to make the batter with fresh potatoes, but still want that home-cooked breakfast taste, you can use leftover mashed potatoes from the night before or even an instant mix found at any grocery store.
The rest of the recipe is as follows:
- 5 potatoes (more often than not this will depend on how many people you are cooking for and the size of the potatoes)
- 2 eggs
- A pinch of salt
- Garlic powder (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons of flour
- Vegetable oil or olive oil
- Medium frying pan
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
i. Peel the potatoes
ii. Wash the potatoes
iii. Grate the potatoes
iv. Add the eggs, flour, salt and optional seasoning
v. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
vi. Put oil in the pan and heat thoroughly on medium heat.
vii. Take a spoonful of the batter and drop into the hot oil.
viii. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
ix. Take them out of the pan and let them cool before eating.
x. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!