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Amish Potato Pancakes Recipe

I have always been fascinated with the life-style of the Amish, especially when it comes to their cooking! I came across this old Amish recipe years ago, and it's my husband's very favorite side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups), divided
  • 1 medium onion, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a blender or food processor, place 1/2 cup potatoes, onion, eggs, flour, parsley, baking powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg. Process until smooth. Add remaining potatoes and pulse until chopped (two to three times). Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot well-oiled skillet or griddle. Fry over medium heat until golden on both sides. Yield: about 8 pancakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 190 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 515 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.