My family loves these as a side dish or for Sunday brunch. Delicious topped with sour cream and green onions or applesauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 5 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs, onion, flour, salt and pepper.

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Drop large spoonfuls of the potato batter into the skillet and flatten cakes slightly with a spatula. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 55.4g 18% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 93mg 31% DV; sodium 47.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This was a super simple recipe and a definite keeper. The only change I made was to add a little garlic powder. I used my food processor to shred the potatoes and onion. I doubled the batch and made the pancakes small...ended up with about 40 pancakes which was perfect for the party I took them to. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
never doing then again no one in my family like them Read More
(7)
154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This was a super simple recipe and a definite keeper. The only change I made was to add a little garlic powder. I used my food processor to shred the potatoes and onion. I doubled the batch and made the pancakes small...ended up with about 40 pancakes which was perfect for the party I took them to. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2006
This is the closest recipe on this site for authentic German Latke's like my mom makes. Sometimes we use breadcrumbs instead of flour or leave out the egg and flour altogether (they still hold together nicely from the starch in the potato). We sometimes will add spices (my mom likes chili powder or thyme while I prefer oregano, basil and parmesan cheese.) My latest, delicious addition was some shredded, leftover zucchini I had from making zucchini bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
Very tasty and extremly easy to make. instead of chopping onion I grated it with the potato. No biting into large obnoxious chunks of onion that way ;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2005
These were excellent! I halved the recipe (since there are just two of us) and didn't add onions because I was too lazy to chop or grate them. For onion flavor, I added onion powder. Also, I grated the potatoes into a bowl of cold water to prevent discoloration then wrung them out in a dishtowel to remove moisture. They held together very well and were great served with sausage, biscuits, eggs & gravy. What a yummy breakfast! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
Yum yum, I've been making these for years without flour. Making one large cake is easier, just pour it all in the frying pan. I use a bit more oil to aid the bottom to crisp. Cooking covered 15 to 20 minutes each side over medium heat also insures the potato in the middle is done. Upon flipping I add another tablespoon or two of oil to cook the other side crisp. It's manageable to flip if cut in quarters by using a firm spatula. My family does not like these unless they are crispy, crisping really ups the flavor and adds texture. Definately serve with a dollop of sour cream, I like the green onion garnish idea as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2006
We have always used leftover mashed potatoes for potato pancakes. This recipe is very much like ours. I have put corn in them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2007
At the restaurant where I work we put a poached egg on top of one of these with a cheese sauce on top! We do some with a slice of tomato too, very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2007
Altho the mixture needed to be seasoned, they were delicious. I also used my food processor which was a huge time saver. My potato ricer served as a great tool to squeeze out the excess water. Served them with applesauce and sour cream. Thanks Judy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Not bad, needs more seasonings. Next time we will have to shred the onions and used 3 different types of onions. Been dreaming about making a filet mignon napolean with them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
never doing then again no one in my family like them Read More
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