Mix all the ingredients. Do not let the potato mixture sit out too long or the potatoes will turn grey.
Heat the skillet on medium heat; add about ¼ cup vegetable oil. When the oil begins to smoke you are ready to start cooking. Drop a spoonful of the potato mixture into the skillet and cook until brown, flip and cook the reverse side. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Serve with applesauce and sour cream.