Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Potato Fritters

Last Saturday, my son wanted hash browns for his tea. I didn't have any, so I decided to have a go at making my own. Here's the result - they definitely turned out as fritters rather than hash browns, but he ate them - which is always good.

If you've read my 100 Things About Me post, then you'll know that one of the things on there is that I don't like to measure ingredients. I've no idea why - I've always just kinda estimated the amounts, and unless it's pastry, I won't bother digging the scales out. I think this is fairly accurate - there are loads of recipes out there, I just winged this one, so feel free to look up a proper one. But I promise, I ate one of these too and I'm still alive.

2-3 potatoes, peeled
3-4 tablespoons of plain flour
1 egg, beaten
1 onion, chopped
Salt and Pepper (pinch of each)

Add the oil to a clean frying pan and heat it.
Grate the potatoes, put them in a colander and squeeze out all liquid.
Put the grated potatoes in a bowl, add the onion, egg, salt, pepper and flour.
Take a small scoop of the mix and shape into a patty (mine are a bit thick - you may want to flatten yours down a bit so that they cook quicker).
Fry in the oil and turn until both sides are golden brown.
Eat them.

Fairly straightforward, nay? These go particularly well with a sausage, a lump of white pudding, and a nice runny fried egg. Yummy. Enjoy!

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