This is a very simple easy recipe from Julia's Kitchen Wisdom, copyright 2000. We are so fortunate to have her cook books. She makes everything seem so simple.
The Best Grated Potato Pancakes
For 3 or 4 large-size baking potatoes, serving six. Steam the potatoes 15-20 minutes, until almost but not quite tender. Set aside for several hours, until completely cold. Then peel and rub through the large holes of a hand grater. Toss with a sprinkling of salt and pepper and divide loosely into 6 mounds. Film a frying pan with 1/8-inch of clarified butter, and when butter is hot, spread in 2 or 3 mounds, pressing the potatoes together lightly with a spatula for 4 to 5 minutes. Saute for several minutes, until browned on the bottom, turn with care, and brown the other side. Set aside uncovered and reheat briefly in a 425 degree oven, if necessary.