1-1/2 medium Potatoes, raw w/o skin
2 slices Bacon
2 Tbsp. Chives
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
You should have about 3/4 pound of baking potato, grate it coarse, and press it between several thicknesses of paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Cook the bacon and finely crumble. In a bowl, stir together the potato, the bacon, the chives, and salt and pepper to taste. In a large heavy skillet heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking, form the potato mixture into 4 patties, and cook the patties, tamping them down with a spatula, for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are golden brown and cooked through. Serve the pancakes with sour cream if desired.