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Mark's Potato Pancakes

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This is a traditional Hanukkah dish, called "Latkes" but it is a delicious side dish or breakfast dish on any occasion.

Ingredients

2 cups raw baking potatoes, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour or matzoh meal
1 pinch baking powder
1 onion, grated

Optional:
1 cup applesauce
1 cup apple butter or fruit jam
1 cup yogurt or sour cream

Instructions

Combine ingredients, in the order listed above, in a mixing bowl. Heat a griddle to 350 degrees, or grease a skillet and heat to medium high. Form potato mixture into patties, with lightly floured hands. Place patties onto griddle or skillet. Begin checking for browness after several minutes, and flip pancake patties when bottoms are brown. Remove pancakes from heat when brown on bottom. Serve with applesauce, apple butter, jam and yogurt or sour cream.

Hannah Cosdon
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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