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Emma's Potato Pancakes


6 large potatoes, peeled and grated
4 eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons milk
3 TB flour
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 TB finely chopped onion (optional)




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Grandma would write down a recipe on whatever paper she could find, and slip it into the pages of her cookbook. This illustration is a recipe written on a “time card” from the leather-working shop where Grandpa Block had been an apprentice.

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Mix all together; drop by large spoonfuls into skillet. Sauté in hot oil till undersides are brown; turn and fry other sides. Remove first batch onto warm plate. Keep these in a warm oven while frying the rest of the pancakes. Serve with applesauce—sour cream is a good garnish, too.

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