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)
3 lbs potato (baking potato)*
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 c flour
2 t Kosher salt
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 used Yukon Gold and they worked quite nicely