Potatoes have become the “second bread” to Latvians. I know some people that have childhood trauma, i.e. they refuse boiled potatoes as during the Soviet times when most of produce was rationed to potatoes - boiled potatoes literary were on the plate every day.
However, I do not know anyone who would be able to refuse potato pancakes. Crispy served with sour cream or lingo berry jam! Here is tan advanced potato pancake recipe (when in hurry a shortcut would be to skip the boiling milk part).
Peel the potatoes and grate finely, squeeze off the potato juice (put it aside in a separate bowl). Now you need to be pretty fast - cover the potato mass with boiling milk to prevent them from getting dark. Take the bowl with the potato juice and carefully pour off the liquid until you see starch in the bottom. Add the starch to the potato mass.
Add eggs, salt and stir well. Add finely chopped onion and ground pepper. Add wheat flour to make the dough more tick.
Fry pancakes in preheat oil from both sides until golden. Eat hot with sour cream or lingo berry jam.