Messy fun to get the children involved in. Just be certain to have towels or paper towels to keep hands wiped off. If not, everything will stick to your hands and not together.
4 large potatoes, I used Idaho because that is what I had
1/4 to 1/2 cup minced onions
2-3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt in potato water
salt, pepper and coarse ground garlic to taste
Peel and half potatoes. Salt water and cook until just barely fork tender. You don’t want them to be mushy.
Grate the potatoes once cool enough to handle.
Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, garlic and toss.
Add egg and flour. Mix together.
Heat a little oil, about 1 inch, in skillet. Heat to medium.
Oil is ready to fry in once a drop of water dances.
Brown on both sides and drain on paper towels. Salt immediately.
Enjoy your Tater Bugs!