Yields 10 to 12 small pancakes.
2 cups raw potatoes, peeled, grated, and measured after draining
2 eggs, beaten
1 rounded tablespoon matzo meal or flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 small onion, peeled and grated
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
sour cream or applesauce to garnish
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, matzo meal or flour, salt, baking powder, and onion. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over moderately high heat. Drop mixture by the tablespoonful into the heated skillet; fry on both sides until browned, adjusting heat and oil as necessary. Top with sour cream or applesauce.
From Renee Ratner Corcoran