Easy Potato Pancakes

    45 minutes

    Potato pancakes, or latkes, are found in cuisines around the world. They make a great lunch or breakfast side dish. You can also flavour them with garlic.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 large potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 1 small onion, grated
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour, or as needed
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Place the potatoes and onion into a bowl and stir in eggs, salt and flour as needed to make the mixture hold together. With wet hands scoop up about 1/3 cup of the mixture per patty and form into flat round or oval shapes.
    2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frypan over medium heat until it shimmers and gently place the patties into the hot oil. Fry until the bottoms are golden brown and crisp, 5 to 8 minutes, then flip with a spatula and fry the other side until golden.
    3. Line a colander or strainer with 2 paper towels and drain the cooked pancakes in the colander. Serve hot.

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    Very popular in the Czech Republic! Thousands of recipes. But definitely, you must add garlic and dried marjoram here! Some people add salami or bacon cut in small pieces (bacon is supposed to be fried before).Onion not necessary. Everybody loves it! WE don´t use too much flour. The dough must be spreadable. And then you can really feel potatoes in the pancakes, not like flour dough. Spoon dough straight into the frying pan with hot oil and spread it by a spoon to make a round shape.  -  26 May 2012


    These are very close to the original recipe. The only thing I would do would use matzo meal instead of flour. It really does make a big difference  -  10 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very excellent recipe! Worked wonderfully, turned out very tasty & crisp. Only thing I will say is I had to use a LOT more than 2 tablespoons of flour- though that could just be my preference. I was very pleased with how this turned out, they taste just like I remember them.  -  08 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)