Peel and grate potatoes. Place the grated potatoes in a clean
dishcloth or cheesecloth and squeeze the liquid out of them into a
bowl. Let the liquid stand a few minutes, then drain the liquid,
leaving potato starch at the bottom of the bowl. Add the potatoes.
Grate the onion over the potatoes. Add dried onion flakes for part
or all of the onion, if you like. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg.
Heat oil in a frying pan. You can use a non-stick pan and just a few
drops of oil, if you wish, but for best results use 1/8 to 1/4 inch of
Using about 1/2 cup, drop the potato mixture into hot oil and
flatten with the back of a spoon. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side, or
until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with
applesauce and maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon.