Potato Pancakes w/ Bacon

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4 slices of bacon, diced
4 potatoes, peeled (medium sized)
1 yellow onion (medium)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
4 T flour
Salt & Pepper
vegetable oil for frying (enough to cover bottom of skillet 1/4 inch)

Cook bacon until crispy, discard fat, drain bacon on paper-towel lined plate. Grate potato & onion. Squeeze excess liquid out of grated potatoes & onion using a towel or by hand. In a large bowl, place “dry” potato mixture, garlic, eggs, flour and salt & pepper, mix thoroughly. Put 1/4 inch of oil in bottom of cast iron skillet, heat until ripples appear. Form 3-inch diameter patties from mixture and add them to the pan. Cook pancakes until crispy and browned, press down occasionally to flatten (about 2 minutes per side). Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and keep them warm in a preheated 275 degree oven while you cook remaining pancakes.

For added flavor, I suppose you could go ahead and keep the bacon fat and just add vegetable oil for frying.


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