Potato Pancakes Recipe
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Potato Pancakes Recipe

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We grew our own potatoes on the small farm in New Hampshire where I was raised. These pancakes are very good served with any pork dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cups finely shredded peeled potatoes
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
  • Applesauce or maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 77 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. In a sieve or colander, drain potatoes, squeezing to remove excess liquid. Pat dry; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in eggs until blended. Add onion and reserved potatoes; toss to coat.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a preheated greased skillet. Fry in batches until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with applesauce or syrup if desired. Yield: 12 (2-inch) pancakes.
Originally published as Potato Pancakes in Country December/January 1993, p51

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"I didn't peel the potatoes and used the coarse side of the grater because it is faster. They turned out fine."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"These reminded me of the potato pancakes my mother used to make when I was a child. Absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"the potato mix kept on getting more and more soupy like"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"Oh so good! Just like my grandmother used to make.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"These pancakes are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and very tasty. I'm throwing out my old recipe!"

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