Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"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."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Rinse potatoes in cold water; drain thoroughly. In a bowl, mix potatoes, eggs, onion, flour, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Fry 5-6 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender and pancakes are golden brown.

Reviews

Read all reviews 43
  1. 54 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

This recipe was quick, easy and tasted excellant ( just like my mother's recipe). I did omit the parsley and pepper. Hint : using a food processor, do not grind it fine but chop to a grated tex...

Most helpful critical review

Didn't like the parsley. I tried the recipe again without the parsley and it was good.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

This recipe was quick, easy and tasted excellant ( just like my mother's recipe). I did omit the parsley and pepper. Hint : using a food processor, do not grind it fine but chop to a grated tex...

These are good, fairly quick to make and use simple ingredients so it is a great weeknight side dish. Squeeze the shredded potatoes in a tea towel to extract as much water out of them as you can...

I cut back on the parsley, as I'm not a fan, I also added 1 cup cheddar cheese into the potatoes. My oldest son and finace couldn't get enough of them. I thought they were good for "something ...

I thought these were wonderful! This was my first attempt at potato pancakes so I wasn't sure what to expect. I made half with cheese and half without and greatly preferred the ones with cheese...

I made these tonight since I had a ton of potatoes left over from my holiday cooking. I did not have parsely so I made them without. I used my non-stick griddle, mashed the pancakes out very thi...

These turned out really well. I think they lacked salt and maybe some flavoring but that is easily adjustable to taste. These are very easy to make and don't require a lot of time. My grandmo...

I tried this one for Christmas and it was a hit. I spiced it up a bit with some chopped jalopenas.

This was my first time making (or eating) potato pancakes and they turned out beautifully. I wasn't sure how to top them so we ate half with ketchup and the other half with a dollop of sour crea...

I thought there was way too much pepper. I would use only 1/4 t next time. The parsley was fine, but I did add the cheddar cheese and it was good!