Potato Pancakes

Whether you're kicking your breakfast potatoes up a notch, or making latkes for the holidays, you'll find 50+ trusted potato pancake and latke recipes here to try.

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Potato Pancakes I

Rating: 4.5 stars 274
This is a traditional potato pancake recipe, and is a wonderful comfort food. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for a light dinner, or with roast chicken for a hearty winter meal. You can use more flour if the mixture seems too wet.

German Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 883
These are a nice change from regular pancakes. They make a great dinner meal when served with bratwurst sausage. I spread mine with cranberry sauce and top with maple syrup.

Kerry's Sweet Potato Latkes

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
A little of the comfort food of days gone by. This recipe is one of those 'special treats' for my family!

My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

Rating: 4.5 stars 210
Use leftover mashed potatoes to fry up these crispy and tasty pancakes.

Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 40
Your search for hard-to-find good potato pancakes is now over. These are good old homemade ones that are slightly sweet, and very very moist.
By Ellen Szaller

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love 'em.

Irish Zucchini and Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
This is one of our favorite dishes during Lent. This recipe can be made ahead and then kept warm in the oven for 20 minutes. Being Irish and German, I make potato pancakes both ways. Serve with sour cream, applesauce, and/or ranch dressing. The kids love the ranch dressing.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 125
Mashed potato cakes have been a staple in my southern family all throughout my childhood. I came up with this recipe when trying to put a new spin on an old favorite.

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
Delicious and cheesy, these potato pancakes are a huge hit with my 3 boys! Great as a side dish or for snacking! These travel well wrapped in foil for the lunch box. Can be served plain or with ranch dressing as a dip.

Mexican Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 19
This is something I make because my boyfriend had them once, and now wants them HOT!

Instant Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
These crispy, crusty, delicious potato pancakes are nothing more than cold instant mashed potatoes shaped into patties and browned in butter. A sprinkle of chives adds color and flavor.

Irish Boxty

Rating: 4 stars 120
Boxty is a traditional Irish dish made of potatoes. An old Irish rhyme goes: 'Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man'.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheesy Potato Cakes
Rating: Unrated 9
"Easy cheesy Irish boxty-type potato cakes." – Crystle
Mom's Potato Latkes
Rating: Unrated 147
"Delicious! My husband's looking forward to more on big weekend breakfasts." – Jessica Gibson