Country Potato Pancakes
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 24 pancakes
- 3 large potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon grated onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Finely grate potatoes. Drain any liquid. Add eggs, onion, flour, salt and baking powder. In a frying pan, add oil to the depth of 1/8 in.; heat over medium-high (375°).
- Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls in hot oil. Flatten into patties. Fry until golden brown, turning once. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts2 pancakes: 257 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.
Jan 2, 2020
The green specs are onions
Jun 15, 2019
May I recommend mixing all ingredients first-then grating/adding potatoes at very last. They turn grey rapidly! Been making for years.
Apr 28, 2019
This is a family favorite - we always have these with breakfast sausages, syrup and plum jam. It's a great fast meal with a nice blend of hearty pancakes, tart jam and the sweetness of syrup.
Mar 20, 2019
My dad, german heritage used to make delicious potato pancakes. They were potatoey and with onion. I especially remember when he got the old wooden handled grinder and hooked it to the table, he would be making a favorite food. He would put a pan on the floor to catch all of the potato starch liquid. If at a garage sale, look for one of these grinders. It’s old fashioned and fun!! I kept dads!! This recipe great just as shown unless you wants to use. white or yellow onion. Don’t overpower. Better with a little ketchup if anythi g. Drop the syrup.
Mar 20, 2019
I am of polish descent also, We use red skin potatoes and no onion. Top them with sour cream as a meal and with sugar or jelly as a dessert. Yum!
Feb 23, 2019
We omit the onion and pour syrup over them like you do on pancakes. We don't have these very often because all of us could eat and eat these.
Jul 13, 2018
Hexesharon... If I had to guess, I'd say the green was chopped parsley. Personally, I would add chopped chives, and serve with applesauce. That's how us Polacks eat them!
Apr 26, 2018
why do they have green specks ?
Dec 10, 2017
I am very glad to see this recipe for Potato Latkes This is a traditional dish served for the Chanukah celebration.Which as most of you know is a Jewish Holiday celebration for the Festival of Lights.
Dec 30, 2014
A good recipe, but here are a couple of hints. I squeeze the shredded potato to get as much starchy water off as possible. Do not use a food processor - it won't get enough of the starch out. When you remove the liquid, note the amount and replace that amount with milk.Separate the eggs and beat the white separately until fluffy. It will make lighter pancakes.I fry in hot Crisco, not in oil. Should be pretty hot so they fry quickly and don't absorb a lot of fat.