Amish Potato Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


about 8 pancakes

Updated: Oct. 28, 2023
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
Amish Potato Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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 (2-3 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.