Traditional Potato Pancakes Recipe

Traditional Potato Pancakes Recipe 

This Potato Pancakes recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients, yet I’ve never met someone who didn’t enjoy them. These are really popular among children! You may have them for breakfast with sour cream or cover them with this Creamy Mushroom Sauce for a delicious vegetarian dinner.

Why You’ll enjoy this recipe

I’ve probably made these potato pancakes a thousand times in my life, and they’re always fantastic. This is the recipe:

QUICK In less than 30 minutes!

SIMPLE There are only 5 ingredients.

FILLING It will keep you satisfied.

TASTY Oh yes! It’s delicious

These Classic Potato Pancakes are so simple to make but so delicious!

Prep Time: 10minutes 

Cook Time: 15minutes 

Total Time: 25minutes 

 Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients for traditional Potato pancakes recipe:

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil for frying

Instructions for traditional Potato pancakes recipe:

  1. Peel and cube the potatoes and onion if using a food processor.
  2. Place the vegetables in a food processor and pulse for about 2 minutes, or until the potatoes seem “grated” and there are no lumps.
  3. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion if using a grater.
  4. Fill a fine sieve or kitchen towel halfway with the potato mixture and squeeze virtually all of the liquid into a mixing basin.
  5. Remove the liquid. After you drain the liquid out, you’ll find white powder on the bottom of the dish. It’s potato starch, and it adds texture to the pancakes, so keep it.
  6. Return the potato mixture to the mixing basin and stir in the eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.
  7. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat some vegetable oil. Spread a dollop of the potato mixture on top.
  8. Fry the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until crispy and brown.
  9. Place the pancakes on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil before serving.


How to Serve Potato Pancakes

We (Ukrainians) traditionally serve it with sour cream on the side. Many people like to serve these pancakes with applesauce or yogurt.

Can potato pancakes be made ahead of time?

Although the ideal way to eat these potato pancakes is directly out of the frying pan, you can freeze them when they are fresh and oh-so-crispy. Simply fully cook the potato pancakes before allowing them to cool entirely. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until hard. Place the frozen pancakes in freezer-safe bags. Preheat the oven to 450 F when ready to serve. Arrange the frozen latkes in a single layer and bake for about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Info:

Serving: 100g | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 1622mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4mg

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