Growing up we spent our summers on the Jersey Shore, specifically in Seaside Park, where my grandparents had a bungalow. It was amazing how we all managed to fit in this little house and never complained about the size of it. I have so many great memories from there, including the boardwalk in Seaside Heights which we practically lived at. Fingers crossed that we can return this summer…it’s all Bella’s been talking about.
On the southern end of the boardwalk there was a stand that sold potato pancakes. Period. That was it. And they were SO GOOD. I miss that place! Fortunately, they’re easy enough to make at home…the perfect way to remind me of one of my favorite childhood memories.
Served with homemade applesauce and sour cream…there’s nothing better 🙂
adapted from Allrecipes
4 large potatoes
1 large onion
1 egg, beaten
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons AP flour
vegetable oil for frying
Finely grate potatoes and onion into large bowl. Drain off excess liquid. Mix in egg, salt and pepper. Add flour slowly until mixture thickens (may need more than 2 tablespoons).
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Heat 1/4 inch oil in skillet over medium high heat. Scoop out 1/4 cup of mixture and add 2-3 to pan at a time. Flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes. Fry until golden brown, turning once.
Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain, then keep in oven until ready to serve. Continue until mixture is all used up. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.