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Amish Potato Pancakes

I have always been fascinated with Amish culture, especially the cooking! I came across this old recipe years ago, and it's my husband's very favorite side dish. —Barbara Braatz, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 pancakes


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups), divided
  • 1 medium onion, cubed
  • 2 large 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3 pancakes: 190 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Jun 2, 2015

    I needed a side dish to go with lunch so I quickly picked this one. I grew up with potato cakes so I wanted to make a variation of an old recipe. This one was okay. Not sure where the Amish comes in. I did like the taste of the Worcestershire sauce in it.