Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes Recipe

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If you're looking for a change of pace for breakfast, try these old-fashioned potato pancakes. They were my grandmother's favorite breakfast dish, and the recipe has been passed down through the generations.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2-3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2-3 servings


  • 3 cups shredded peeled potatoes
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 268 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Rinse potatoes in cold water; drain thoroughly. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, onion, flour, parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a well-greased hot griddle. Fry in batches 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 7-9 pancakes.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p40

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1BeautifulB User ID: 6706809 43607
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"This is a good recipe but not what I was looking for. My mother in law used to make potato pancakes but they were more like a regular pancake whick you ate it with butter & syrup. Quite often we would have them with fresh fish. Sometimes with sausage."

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