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The Versatile Potato Pancake
  1. Scrub potatoes with vegetable brush under cold running water. With food processor shredder attachment, or box shredder, shred potatoes and onions. In colander, rinse potato/onion mixture well with cold water. Drain well then squeeze out water with hands and then paper towels.
  2. Turn potato/onion mixture into large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over and toss to mix. In medium bowl ,beat eggs until blended. Stir into potato/onion mixture. Sprinkle flour over mixture and mix in. Season to taste. Form mixture into 6 patties.
  3. In large skillet over medium high heat, heat a few tablespoons of the oil. Add patties but do not crowd. Cook until well browned on one side, about 4 to 5 minutes, then turn and cook second side. Remove from pan and keep warm on paper-towel covered baking sheet in low oven. Add additional oil to skillet and repeat until all pancakes are cooked.
Top with any of the following:
  1. • Sour cream and sliced scallions • Maple syrup and crushed pecans • Over-easy egg and sliced scallions • Fruit preserves and whipped cream
Potato Pancake Sandwiches:
  1. Cool pancakes, then carefully slice in half horizontally to create buns.
  2. Breakfast Sandwich: fill with scrambled eggs, cooked sausage patty or bacon, sliced cheese. Broil to heat and melt cheese.
  3. Lox and Cream Cheese Sandwich: put 1 tablespoon cream cheese on bottom half, top with slice of lox and slice of thin-sliced red onion.
  4. Deli Sandwich: fill with sliced deli beef, Swiss cheese and jalapeno pepper. Broil to melt cheese.
  5. Veggie Potato Pancake Sandwich: To basic potato pancake recipe add 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, 1/4 cup white miso paste, 2 tablespoons ginger, 1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 6 to 7 wonton wrappers, Diced tomatoes, Arugula leaves and sour cream.
  6. Fry as for regular pancakes. To make sandwich, fry wonton wrappers until puffed. Top with diced tomatoes and few leaves of arugula, the potato pancake, sour cream and finely sliced scallions. You could also add an over-easy fried egg.
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