Through trial and error, I've settled on this recipe being best:
Applesauce and sour cream are the typical sides served with potato pancakes, but we've been taking inspiration from our Canadian friends and one year, I came up with this:
Cheese curds and gravy have no place on potato pancakes...oh, what am I saying? Of course they do!
If standing and frying isn't your style, a potato kugel (pudding) is also delicious.
If you really must fry doughnuts, this recipe is excellent. To make a filled doughnut, don't cut a hole, and after frying make a slit in the side, and fill through a pastry tube.
I let Danny finally see where I hid the wrapped presents...in the laundry hamper. I knew he'd never look there!