450 gram baking potatoes
1.5 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp vegetable oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Peel baking potatoes and grate them coarsely.
Immediately toss them with the melted butter and season well with salt and ground black pepper.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan.
Add the potato mixture and press down to form an even layer that covers the base of the pan.
Cook over medium heat for 7-10 minutesuntil the underside is well browned.
Loosen the potato cake by shaking the pan or running a thin palette knife under it.
To turn it over, invert a large baking sheet over the pan and holding it tightly against the pan.
Turn them both over together.
Lift off the frying pan, return it to the heat and add a little more oil if it looks dry.
Slide the potato cake into the pan and continue cooking until it is crisp and browned on the second side.