Potato pancakes

Potato pancakes

I declare this week a potato week on What’s on the plate! As I probably mentioned once or twice in the past I love potatoes (as much as one can love a vegetable). I grew up eating variety of potato dishes and it just stayed with me, so now I make sure to always have some in my pantry. Potato pancakes are very often served in Poland; the best obviously were those my grandma used to make ;). In my family we top them with sugar, sometimes mushroom (my another love) or meat sauce. The other toppings include sour cream, applesauce or just salt. Actually Wikipedia provides quite nice article regarding potato pancakes that you can read here.


  • 5 medium potatoes
  • small onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • olive oil OR canola oil for frying
Frying potato pancakes

Frying potato pancakes

Frying potato pancakes

Frying potato pancakes


  1. Grate potatoes on the smallest wholes of the grater box.
  2. Chop onion or grate it together with potatoes. You can also use food processor for both.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients: flour, eggs and salt. Mix well
  4. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of oil into frying pan and heat it over medium high.
  5. To make one pancake use 1-2 tablespoons of the batter and once at a frying pan, make it as flat as possible.
  6. Fry until golden brown.
  7. Remove from frying pan to a plate covered with paper towels – to remove excess of oil.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Info: Cal 473, Prot 7g, Carb 46g, Fat 30g, Fiber 4g

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2 Responses to Potato Pancakes

  1. Amanda says:

    We made these! Well, Robert made them. He has his own potato pancake recipe, but he decided to try yours instead. We really liked them. We had them with sugar and sour cream. I think Robert has decided to change his go-to recipe to this one 🙂

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