With freshly grated potatoes, it's best not to make this ahead of time as they'll brown. You can deep-fry the pancakes, but we've used an electric griddle for a less fattening version. Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 8 minutes per batch.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix until potatoes are well coated. Shape mixture into 6 to 8 patties.
Place patties on a heated griddle or nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with crème fraîche or sour cream.