Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Potato pancakes with a twist. This is a great way to get your kids to try turnips. By adding a side of applesauce and a dollop of sour cream it makes a wonderful family meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix grated potatoes, turnips, and onion together in a bowl, draining off any excess liquid. Mix egg, parsley, basil, dill, salt, and pepper into potato mixture. Stir flour into potato mixture, adding enough flour to make a thick batter.

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  • Heat enough oil to fill the bottom of a heavy skillet to 1/4-inch depth over medium-high heat.

  • Working in batches of 3 or 4 pancakes, spoon batter, 1/4 cup per pancake, into hot oil and flatten to make 1/2-inch thick pancakes. Fry pancakes in the hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer pancakes to a paper towel-lined plate.

Cook's Note:

Any variety of fresh herbs can be used in place of the dill, basil, and parsley.

Whole wheat flour can be used in place of the all-purpose flour.

Safflower oil can be substituted for the sunflower oil.

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 will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 449.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
Made exactly as written and these turned out perfect for us. I think most people would prefer a little more flour to hold the pancakes in shape and keep them more uniform. Fresh herbs are the key. Dried would work but the fresh make all the difference in the world. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(2)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
Made exactly as written and these turned out perfect for us. I think most people would prefer a little more flour to hold the pancakes in shape and keep them more uniform. Fresh herbs are the key. Dried would work but the fresh make all the difference in the world. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2019
These are really good. Two thumbs up! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2020
Great way to eat turnips! These were crispy on the outside, decadently creamy on the inside, and there were certainly no leftovers! Read More
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