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Celery Root Idaho® Potato Pancakes

Celery Root Idaho® Potato Pancakes
  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium celery root (about 1 1/4 pounds), peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


1 Line 2 wire racks with paper towels.
2 Using the large holes of a box grater or the shredding disk of a food processor, grate the potatoes and onion.
3 Working over a small bowl, squeeze the liquid out of the potato and onion and transfer the grated vegetables to a medium bowl.
4 Let the liquid stand for 1 minute, then pour it off, leaving the potato starch at the bottom. Scrape the starch into the potato shreds.
5 Grate the celery root and add it to the potatoes along with the eggs, flour and salt.
6 In each of 2 large nonstick skillets, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering.
7 For each pancake, add a scant 1/4-cup of the batter to a skillet and flatten slightly; you should be able to fit 8 pancakes in each skillet.
8 Cook the pancakes over moderately high heat until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared wire racks to drain.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission