Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


7-9 pancakes

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
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.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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