Potato Pancake Recipes

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Ellen Szaller's Mashed Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.6 stars
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.

Irish Zucchini and Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.56 stars
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.

German Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.6 stars
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.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.32 stars
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: 4.61 stars
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.

Corned Beef Potato Pancakes

Rating: 3.74 stars
This recipe is fantastic for breakfast. Serve with or without eggs. We love these on a Sunday morning.

Bramboracky (Czech Savory Potato Pancakes)

Rating: 4.73 stars
Bramboracky (bram-bor-atch-key) are traditional pan-fried potato pancakes best accompanied by beer. This is a recipe that my Czech boyfriend and I have fun with often. Potato pancakes are commonly associated with traditional Czech, Ukrainian, Yiddish, German, Hungarian and Polish cuisines, although other cuisines (including those of India and Korea) also have similar potato pancakes.

Mexican Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is something I make because my boyfriend had them once, and now wants them HOT!

My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

Rating: 4.35 stars
Using leftover mashed potatoes and just a few basic ingredients, you can fry up this delightful and inexpensive dish in a snap.

Instant Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.25 stars
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: 4.18 stars
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'.

Potato Turnip Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

German Potato Pancakes

Rating: Unrated
"Old-fashioned potato pancakes, just the way you remember them!" – Corinne1951

Cheesy Potato Cakes

Rating: Unrated
"Easy cheesy Irish boxty-type potato cakes." – Crystle

Air Fryer Latkes

Rating: 5 stars

Potato latkes are usually fried, on top of the stove, but the air fryers on the market right now are a great way to prepare this popular dish. This method yields a crispy latke that can be an appetizer or a dinner side. If you have an oil sprayer, you can use your oil of choice. I used purchased avocado oil spray, to give that beautiful brown color. Serve with sour cream or applesauce, if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container, up to 5 days.