1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 large egg
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
dash of garlic powder, optional
approximately 1 cup olive oil for frying
Pat potatoes dry with paper towels, if needed. Place in a mixing bowl and add the onion, flour, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (if using). Mix until well combined.
Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil sizzles,shape handfuls of the potato mixture into patties and carefully drop into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown on the bottom and carefully flip to brown the other side. This will take about 5 minutes per side.
Drain on paper towels before serving.