I know I am several days late but I wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Hanukkah. I am not Jewish but I have many Jewish relatives and close friends and have celebrated many of the holidays with them all. Hanukkah being one of those holidays I always will bring along my Nana’s Potato Pancakes. She wasn’t Jewish either but she was Polish so they aren’t traditional but they have gotten the seal of approval from many of my friends. There is no painstaking grating of the potatoes here, she just threw everything in the blender and fried them up. I particularly like them cold the next day, like my chicken cutlets, I don’t why but I do. I hope all of you are having a very Happy Holiday Season. I send warm wishes from my family to yours. Happy Hanukkah!
1 small onion or a 1/2 of a large onion, cut into chunks
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
I make these using a Blender and an Electric Skillet. You can use a regular frying pan too but I like to make big batches and the electric skillet has the capacity to cook more at once. Also these need to be made quickly otherwise the potatoes turn a pink-brown color because they oxidize.
Heat the electric skillet to around 300 degrees F. Add in olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
Cut the onions into large chunks. Place the onions, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a blender. Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks. Add them into the blender. Blend all the ingredients together until slightly smooth and no large chunks remain.
Using a ladle spoon out the mixture into the electric skillet forming pancakes. Cook until browned. Flip over and brown the second side. Continue until you have used up all the potato mixture. Remove and place on paper towels to soak up any of the excess oil.
Serve with apple sauce and Enjoy!