Potato Pancakes


These traditional potato pancakes are wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 large potatoes

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Finely grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Drain off any excess liquid.

  2. Mix in egg, salt, and pepper. Add enough flour to make the mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.

  3. Preheat the oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  4. Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Drop two or three 1/4-cup mounds of batter into hot oil, and flatten with back of a spatula to make 1/2-inch-thick pancakes. Fry, turning pancakes once, until golden brown.

  5. Transfer pancakes to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Keep warm in the oven until serving. Repeat until all potato mixture is used.

    Potato Pancakes I

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
8g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 50mg 249%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1077mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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