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Perfect Potato Pancakes

(6 Votes)
20 Min

We'd be lying if we called these "quick & easy." This potato pancake recipe takes more time than other recipes, but they're not hard, and they're worth the extra effort! Make 'em for Hanukkah or a special side dish or appetizer. They'll taste the love!

What You'll Need:
  • 4 pounds Idaho Russet potatoes, peeled and chunked
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a food processor, process the potatoes and onions in batches, until finely chopped. Empty each batch into a strainer and, using a spoon, press down on the mixture to remove as much water as possible.
  2. In a large bowl, combine potato-onion mixture, the flour, bread crumbs, baking powder, salt, pepper, and eggs; mix well.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Using a serving spoon, spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake into the hot oil, flattening into a pancake shape. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides.
  5. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter and serve warm.
Serving Tips
  • Make these small if you want to serve them as appetizers. Serve with the traditional fixin's of applesauce and sour cream.
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out our free eBook, Perfectly Easy Pancakes.


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Liked the other receipe. Used mashed and grated potatoes.

they are peeled & grated

Exactly what I thought, also!!

I have always made my latke's like this - well I have substituted bread crumbs for matzo meal. Tonight I had no matzo meal so I had to use bread crumbs - DELICIOUS. Nice way to start Chanukah. Latke's, sour cream and applesauce - my 5 yr old granddaughter reciting the blessing over the candles.

I have always grated the potatos,they taste better that way.

thanks have been looken for this receipe my husband an kids are so happy that i have it an my potatoe cakes stay together thank you

i thought the potatos would be shredded not pressed


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