Crispy Potato Pancakes Recipe
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Crispy Potato Pancakes Recipe

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Here's a potato pancake that doesn't take much time to make and is just right for two people. Weekends become our time to relax and enjoy life, and this is one of our favorite treats. -Nancy Salinas, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Canola oil

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 187 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Finely grate potatoes; drain any liquid. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add egg, onion, flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder; mix well.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1/8 in. of oil over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls; press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Crispy Potato Pancakes in Reminisce Extra August 2001, p53

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 135439
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Tasty and easy."

LisaMGatchek User ID: 6510153 135438
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"i love potato pancakes, the problem is the recipes are so large. this on is just perfect. It cooks up nice and crisp and I don't have to make a ton of pancakes. It's perfect for just two people. It's is good good, I'm going to make it again and again."

jbpllp User ID: 1967353 79311
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"quick and easy. Lots of compliments."

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