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Video: Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

See a great technique for making perfect potato pancakes.

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In this video, Chef John reveals the key to making perfect potato pancakes, with a crispy, golden-brown exterior and a creamy, tender middle. You’ll start by grating potatoes and onions into cold water. The water is one of the keys here. The other key is, after the soaking, making sure you squeeze out all of the water; you want the potatoes to be as dry as possible. Watch the video, then check out the recipe for Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes. Serve them simply with sour cream or applesauce. Or go all out with smoked salmon and dill. They’re also amazing with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, crab salad, or scrambled eggs and bacon. See more Chef John videos >>

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May 26, 2015 8:32 am
I agree with Lady
Apr. 21, 2015 3:33 pm
I shred the potatoes and onion into my salad spinner filled with water. After soaking I lift out the strainer part, pour out the water, spin, and it's ready to add to the recipe.
Apr. 21, 2015 3:25 pm
I love it ! Finally very close to the way I make mine. All the same but separate the egg yolk from the egg white and whip the whites to nice peaks...mix the rest together and fold in the whipped whites. It lightens up the batter. We sometimes have them with butter or sour cream. I also like to fry them in bacon fat...great flavor.
Apr. 21, 2015 7:34 am
you can get the recipe without having to watch the just have to click on the link in the description...'watch the video and then check out the recipe for'....saves a little time
Apr. 21, 2015 7:12 am
I prefer a lot more onion. Also, why grate by hand if u have a food processor? You can make these for passover using matzo meal. And they freeze beautifully if u lay flat to freeze.
May 27, 2014 9:36 am
I see at the end of the video it directs u to go to for the recipe! Haha, I replayed this video about 25 times, bit by bit to copy down what Chef John said :( Still, the link for the recipe below the video (like most of the videos have) would be appreciated!
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