I have very fond memories of this recipe. It was a school holidays treat to go to Grandma's for Reibekuchun (Riber-koo-un). We didn't just go there to be served this delicious treat, we had to help prepare it. That was half the fun. Grandma didn't have a food processor so all the grating had to be done the old fashioned way, with a grater. So I'm describing this recipe as I remember it but if you have all the mod-cons, by all means use them, it will save a few fingers!
1.5kg potatoes peeled
1 large onion
3 eggs beaten
1/2 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon parsley
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and parsley in a bowl. Dice onion finely and place on paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Now let the grating begin, this is best done as a team sport, after so long the next person takes over, otherwise it becomes a mammoth task! Grate the potato on a medium sized grate. As you go put it on paper towel to absorb the excess moisture before putting into the bowl with the flour etc. Add the beaten egg and mix together.
Heat oil in a heavy based frypan. Place a spoonful of mixture in pan and gently flatten out with the back of the spoon. Fry until crisp and golden brown on both sides.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped parsley. Also an applesauce goes well with it too. But as kids we just got stuck into it without the extra's.