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Giant Potato Pancake

OK - so it's really a Potato Kugel. I'm calling it a potato pancake because I thought a Kugel was made with noodles?? But what do I know? When I first saw this, it was one of those recipes that I needed to make immediately. I've made potato pancakes before and they do come out delicious but they are a lot of work. Drying out all those potatoes and frying - ugh! This recipe is so easy and comes out just as good.

Giant Potato Pancake (Adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

2 onions
3 lbs potato (baking potato)*
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 c flour
2 t Kosher salt
3 eggs
4T duck fat (or olive oil)
1T olive oil

Buzz up the onions in a food processor with the regular blade. Empty into a large bowl. Change to grating blade and grate potatoes. Place in bowl. Add green onions, flour, and salt/pepper. Gently toss with hands. Add eggs and toss until evenly coated. Heat duck fat in a large cast iron skillet until really hot. Carefully pour in potato mixture and spread evenly. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Bake at 350 for 75-80 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with applesauce or Creme Fraiche.
I actually did not have applesauce or Creme Fraiche in the house. I did find a nice jar or pears in the pantry. I buzzed them up in the food processor and they went quite nicely with the potato pancakes.

*I used Yukon Gold and they worked quite nicely


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