Being of Irish descent, you'd think I know my potato. These are a nod to my in-laws, however. They are 2nd-generation Slovenian-American and KNOW their Eastern European food.
What you need: potato, onion, salt, pepper, oil, and egg
I like my potato to onion ration about 4 to 1. But I like to TASTE the onion. You may want to tone it down.
Peel and quarter your onions and potatoes.
Shred them using a food processor (man, I love these things), or by hand if you aren't equipped.
Step I forgot: Squeeze out the excess liquid. NECESSARY. I had to fudge it later. Put in an egg, and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat oil to medium high.
Make a ball of shredded potato gunk.
Put in hot pan and squish down flat.
Cook for about 4 minutes a side. Make sure there's enough oil for each batch. Dry pan=dry pancakes.
Enjoy! (We like ketchup. I've heard some people do sour cream or applesauce, but ew!)