How To Make Potato Pancakes – Classic Potato Pancakes Recipe

As much as pancakes are perfect for breakfast, they are great for snacks and dessert, too. Many people are familiar with the humble pancake topped with maple syrup, but in other places in the world, pancakes (or crepes) have been served with innumerable fillings or toppings, for example, whipped cream, fruit slices, chocolate syrup, fruit jams, scrambled eggs and bacon on the side, filled with fruits, chocolate or even chopped ham, tuna or chicken chunks.

Pancake houses everywhere are continuously creating new variations to make the pancake more enticing. But have you ever tried a pancake made from potatoes? These zesty potato pancakes can be served for breakfast or brunch or as an appetizer.


• 2 lb russet potato, peeled
• 1/2 yellow onion, peeled
• 2 large eggs
• 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
• vegetable oil
• 4 oz thinly sliced smoked salmon
• 4 tbsp sour cream
• 1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill


This recipe takes about 45 to 50 minutes to make. Serves 4 to 6 pancakes.

Grate potatoes and onion.
Soak it in a bowl of cold water. Make sure that grated potatoes and onions are submerged in the water.
Let this site for about 20 to 30 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, all-purpose flour, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper until smooth and free of lumps.
Drain potatoes and onions in a colander.
Squeeze out all the water from the potatoes and onions.
Add potatoes and onions to the egg mixture and mix well.
In a pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Put about 2 tablespoons of potato mixture into the pan then flatten to form little pancakes.
Fry for about 5 minutes on each side.
Drain potato pancakes in a plate lined with paper towel.
Place potato pancaked on a plate.
Top with sliced smoked salmon, sour cream, and chopped fresh dill.

Ideas And Tips:

• The pancake mixture should be used fresh. It cannot be stored and used the next day as the potatoes will oxidize.

• Other topping suggestions are applesauce, Greek yogurt, cheese, banana, sunny side up egg, scallions or other sauces.

How To Make Potato Pancakes - Classic Potato Pancakes Recipe
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