Bellinis (potato pancakes)
buy a 5 pound bag of russet potatoes.
peel & rinse 8 potatoes (more or less depends on how many people you are feeding. 8 potatoes can make over 20 pancakes easy).
grate 8 potatoes with a hand grater into a bowl or chop them up into cubes & put into the blender then put into a bowl.
grate a half of white onion into potatoes.
add white flour.
i don't have any measuring rules for this recipe. i just add enough to make a batter. it is usually like pancake batter. not to thick & not too runny.
add salt & pepper for taste.
fill the bottom of a frying pan with vegetable oil. add a scoop of batter, make sure the bellinis are deep in the oil. i can usually fry about 3 bellinis at one time. fry until golden brown on each side & serve. it is best to serve them as fast as possible since they do tend to get soggy, but they are still tasty.
i serve with sour cream but you can serve them with apple sauce too.
if you make too much batter just keep it in tupperware. it keeps for a good amount of time. since they are potatoes the batter will turn black on top but that is just like if a banana or apple is left out. i usually scoop off the black top & chuck it then mix the bottom white layer & fry them up.