This delicious dish can be a simple meal on its own, but you can pair it with crisp bacon or slices of roasted meat and gravy.

2½ pounds raw russet potatoes, peeled and very finely grated
1 small yellow onion, very finely grated
2 large eggs
¼ cup all-purpose flour (or more if needed)
1 tsp salt
Oil for frying

Thoroughly wring out the liquid in the grated potatoes by placing them in a colander and squeezing them with your hands or place them in a clean dish towel and wring out the liquid.  

In a medium bowl, add potatoes, onion, eggs, flour and salt and use your hands to work it into a tacky mixture.  Add a little more flour if needed. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and place ½ cup of potato mixture in the hot pan and flatten gently with the back of a spoon. Fry on both sides for three to five minutes until golden. Place them briefly on paper towels to drain.

Serve immediately while hot with applesauce or sour cream.