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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes

1 large yellow onion

Kosher salt

2 large eggs 

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Freshly ground pepper

Canola or vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Shred the potatoes and onion in a food processor or with a grater or mandoline. Place in a strainer that has been lined with cheesecloth or a damp kitchen towel. Toss with 3/4 teaspoon salt and let sit over a bowl to drain for 30 minutes.
  2. Gather the top of the cheesecloth and use your hands to squeeze out as much excess moisture as you can. Transfer the vegetables to a clean bowl; mix in the eggs, lemon juice, flour and some pepper. 
  3. Heat 1/4 inch canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Working in batches so as not to crowd the pan, fry loosely packed rounded tablespoons of the potato mixture until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Add more oil to the pan and adjust the temperature as needed. Transfer to a paper towel?lined plate, season with salt and set aside.
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