It is important to wring all excess moisture from potatoes to ensure a crisp pancake. If you are uncomfortable flipping the pancake, you may invert it onto a plate, and slide it back into the pan after adding the remaining oil.
I had been making this recipe for years, but misplaced the cut out recipe in a cookbook that I rarely used. I just rediscovered it and made it tonight. Such simple ingredients, so easy, SO good. I finish it off in the broiler for 3 minutes. Perfect in a cast iron skillet. Times are right on. Great with a simple steak.