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Swiss Cheese Potato Pancakes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


16 pancakes

Years ago, when I was searching for just the right thing to perk up a meal, my neighbor suggested these pancakes. They did the trick! Golden brown, crisp and cheesy, they make a deliciously different dish any time of day. —Ferne Moe, Northbrook, Illinois
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  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups shredded peeled potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in the potatoes, Swiss cheese, onion, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  2. Heat butter and 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls into butter and oil; press lightly to flatten. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 219 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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