Best Potato Pancakes
If using baking potatoes, use a box grater to shred the peeled potatoes on the largest hole. In a large bowl, place shredded potatoes and cover with cold water. Let stand for 20 minutes.Advertisement
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine egg, 3 tablespoons oil and the half-and-half. Stir in flour, onion, parsley, salt, baking powder and black pepper until well combined.
Drain potatoes in a sieve. Rinse with cold water. Drain very well. Using your hands, squeeze out any excess liquid. Add potatoes to egg mixture, stirring to thoroughly combine.
Drop potato mixture by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls onto a greased, hot griddle or heavy nonstick skillet, leaving about 1 inch between pancakes and pressing to flatten slightly. Cook over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning once. Place cooked pancakes on a wire rack set in a shallow baking pan; place in a 200°F oven to keep warm while the remaining pancakes cook. Serve warm.
If using refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes, omit covering with cold water. Stir together the egg mixture as directed in step 2; stir in hash brown potatoes until thoroughly combined. Cook as directed above, increasing heat to medium-high, if necessary, to get pancakes browned and crisp.