Crispy Potato Pancakes

November 5, 2021

Increase your breakfast pleasure with golden, crispy fried Potato Pancakes. This recipe is very simple and delicious.

One of the most preferred foods for breakfast in European cuisine is Potato Pancakes. These pancakes, which you can easily prepare at home, are basically made with potatoes and onions. Some materials may differ in different cultures.

These potato pancakes are widely consumed not only in Europe, but also in America. It is served for breakfast or as a side dish with the main course. Try this dish, which is perfectly matched with applesauce and sour cream, at home. You won't be able to say no to these practical and delicious pancakes! Bon Appetite.

Potato PancakesPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 60 mins

Recipe Video: Crispy Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream

Tips

  • Make sure to choose the right potato. Russets potatoes are suitable for this recipe. It is naturally starchy.
  • After peeling the potatoes, soak them in water with lemon or vinegar to prevent oxidation. Otherwise, the potatoes may turn brown.
  • You can use the leftover mashed potatoes for this recipe.
  • Use a food processor to grate the potatoes.
  • Instead of chopping the onions, grate them in the food processor with the potatoes. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a grater.
  • Remove excess water from the grated potatoes and onions with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Use flour or breadcrumbs to add binding to the mashed potatoes.
  • Use a cast iron or stainless steel pan for even cooking potato pancakes.
  • Preheat your pan without oil to prevent the potato pancakes from sticking. Then use non-high heat canola oil or grapeseed oil.
  • Do not put too many pancakes in the pan. This may cause the oil temperature to drop. Cook in batches of 2-3 pieces.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Peel the skins off the potatoes. Cut into slices or dice. Soak in a bowl of water with lemon to prevent it from browning.
  2. Peel and slice the onions. Set aside in a small bowl.
  3. Drain on a paper towel the potatoes. Then put the vegetables in the food processor. Process the potatoes and onions for about 2 minutes.
  4. Strain the potato mixture through a fine strainer or remove excess water with a kitchen towel.
  5. Then put the potato mixture in a bowl. Add the egg, flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the mixture. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  6. Get a non-stick pan. Heat the pan on medium heat. Then add the vegetable oil. After heating the oil, gently spread a spoonful of the potato mixture into the pan. Add 2-3 pancake mixes to the pan, depending on the size of the pan.
  7. Fry each side for about 2-3 minutes until the pancakes are crispy and brown. Cook the whole mixture in this way.
  8. Before putting the fried pancakes on a plate, remove excess oil with a paper towel. Then transfer to a serving plate.
  9. Serve with applesauce, strained yogurt or sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Potato Pancakes
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories262
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.9 g16.5%
Cholesterol 65 mg21.7%
Sodium 501 mg21.8%
Protein 5.7 g11.4%
Potassium 761 mg16.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What are Potato Pancakes?

Potato pancakes are also called latke or draniki. It belongs to European cuisine. It is basically prepared using potatoes, onions, eggs, flour and spices. In Swiss cuisine, eggs and flour are not used in this recipe.

Usually russet potatoes are ideal for this recipe. It ensures that the pancakes are browned evenly and well without absorbing too much oil. Potato pancakes served with applesauce and sour cream are a great choice for breakfast. It can also be served as a side dish.

What's the Difference Between Potato Latke and Potato Pancakes?

Basically potato latkes and potato pancakes are similar. Both recipes are deep fried potatoes. Potato pancakes are more rounded than potato latkes. Pancakes are thinner than latkes. Potatoes and eggs are common ingredients in both. However, latkers may contain flour, baking powder, and milk.

How To Make Potato Pancakes in the Oven?

To make Baked Potato Pancakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, garlic and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the all purpose flour and breadcrumbs. Thanks to these ingredients, pancakes will be fluffy and light.
  4. Then, combine the dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add salt, black pepper and parmesan cheese. Stir all of them.
  5. Line the parchment paper to the baking sheet. Prepare 8 servings of pancakes from the potato mixture. Make sure the pancakes are thin.
  6. Bake the pancakes for 20-25 minutes until they get golden brown.
  7. Serve it hot with applesauce or sour cream.

What to Serve with Potato Pancakes?

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