Taste of Traditions: Potato Pancakes

These potato pancakes are a cherished culinary classic. For me, I still remember the smell and taste of these little half-dollar delights, but once I popped them into my mouth, I couldn’t help but immediately revisit my youth. Made from grated potatoes, onions, eggs, and a dash of flour (with the surprise ingredient of nutmeg), these pancakes encapsulate the essence of comfort food. Enjoyed with a side of sour cream or applesauce and topped with chopped chives, these pancakes made them a beloved dish in my household. I hope it is enjoyed by yours.

Potato Pancakes

1 small onion, grated
3 medium raw white potatoes, peeled and grated
2 T. flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t nutmeg
2 eggs
2 T butter

Add onion and potato to a large bowl. Mix in flour and seasonings.  Separate eggs. Beat whites until stiff and yolks until creamy. Stir the yolks into the potato mixture. Fold in the whites. Melt enough butter in a large frying pan to barely cover the bottom. Drop mixture by tablespoonful into hot butter. Cook over medium heat until golden and turn.

Serve as a side or alone as an appetizer with a side of sour cream.