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My potato pancakes

Steve H

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I've made them in the past. But I heard about using potato starch. So I gave it a go.

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3 pounds of russets shredded, rinsed, and dried.

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Mixed in 4 eggs, 3 tbs of flour, and 2 tbs of potato starch
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Fried up a test patty. This was better then I've ever made. Sorry, no dinner shot.
 

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Grew up on them made like this and also out of leftover mashed. Yours looks great.
 

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Great job.
I use potato starch a lot.

Caution to those that haven't used potato starch.
It must be mixed in completely to cold ingredients.
Flour makes lumps, potato starch makes loogies
 

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Looks like some good hash browns & they need a couple of nice runny eggs on top!
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Nice Potato cakes Steve! I like the look of the shredded texture. I’m hungry for them now.
 

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Steve sorry I missed seeing this til now,looks great Likes
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So funny thing...laying in bed this morning started thinking about breakfast sandwiches, was hungry apparently. Thought to myself ...someone had made potato pancakes lately...those would go great on a breakfast sandwich. Just scrolling around and thought I'd take a look a veggie section and guess what I see!
Now only question is, I know we don't have any potato starch, corn starch yes. What's the difference between the two? Are they interchangeable, just flavor difference?

Thanks Steve
Ryan
 

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I've used both. Corn starch works. But potato starch works better as a binder. You might want to add a touch more corn starch.
 

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We really like potato pancakes, have to give this a try. Thanks for posting Steve!
 

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For frying I prep the taters cubed or shredded then soak in cold weather for 1 hour then drain, not sure what the starch is supposed to do as the egg is a binder, I know they cook up a lot better with the starch soaked out of them especially shredded , cooking different ways is a lot of fun but can be a tad fattening lol
 

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Most recipes calls for either corn or potato starch. Or even flour. Some people reclaim the starch from the potatoes after they have set for a hour. The starch is used to get them crisp and crunchy.
 

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