2 apples                                                          1 egg                                                               ¼ cup flour pinch of salt and pepper ½ tsp sage

Coarsely grate two peeled apples and mix them with an egg, ¼ cup flour, a pinch of salt and pepper, and about ½ teaspoon fresh sage.

Melt a healthy nubbin of butter in a skillet and when the butter is hot and foamy, drop in heaping tablespoons of batter, making rounds about 3 inches in diameter. Fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom, then turn and fry the other side. Serve hot as a savory side dish.

recipe from Georgeanne Brennan San Francisco Chronicle 9/15/99