I used to sit at the counter at Ernie’s on Market Square in Roanoke and marvel at the delicacies that came off that grill. One of those delicacies was a potato pancake. They were crisp, brown and delicious. I didn’t even use ketchup. After Ernie’s closed, I decided to make my own. Here are the ingredients and the simple recipe.
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/4 cup flour
Salt, pepper and powdered garlic to taste
Canola oil for frying
In a medium bowl mix together the mashed potatoes, egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and chives if using.
Preheat a large skillet with 2-3 Tbsp. of canola or enough to give an even layer in the pan.
Form the potato mixture into patties and fry them for a couple of minutes until they are golden brown. Turn them over and fry on the other side. Serve hot with a sprinkling of chives.
SIMPLE and EASY.
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