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Simple Shredded Potato Pancakes

(29 Votes)
Updated July 13, 2018
Simply Shredded Potato Pancakes
MAKES
12 to 14 pancakes
PREP
5 Min
COOK TIME
15 Min

Everyone loves potato pancakes but not the labor of the traditional recipes. With this simple potato pancake recipe, your gang can enjoy these crispy and delicious treats, and you'll be the only one who knows how easy they were to make. This simple pancake recipe is guaranteed to be a winner 'cause you'd normally only order them when you're out at dinner. Who knew you could make a simple pancake recipe like this one right in your own kitchen?! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (20-ounce) bag refrigerated shredded potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, and egg; mix well. Add flour, salt, and pepper; mix until well combined.
  2. Measure out about a heaping 1/4 cup of potato mixture and form it into a patty. (Yes, it’s ok to use your hands for this.) Continue to form patties with remaining potato mixture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking.  Place potato pancake into oil and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden on both sides. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter; serve warm.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • If you prefer to shred fresh potatoes, you’ll need about 3-1/2 cup. You may have to add a bit more or less flour to the mixture based on the moisture content of your potatoes. We suggest cooking one pancake and tasting it to make sure the mixture is perfect before cooking them all. If it’s too thick, add a tablespoon or so of water, too thin, add more flour.  
     
  • Serve these piping hot with sour cream or applesauce. If you'd like to be a super kitchen hero, you can easily make your own applesauce.
     
  • Looking for something a little different? Try our Sweet Potato Pancakes!
     
  • If you're looking for more German recipes like this simple pancake recipe, check out our collection of 12 Traditional German Recipes You Can't Miss.
     
  • For even more of our favorite potato recipes, check out our free eCookbook, Quick & Easy Potato Recipes: 30 Scrumptious Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes, Potato Side Dishes & More.
 
 

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I used this recipe and made something very similar! They came out perfect and were the quick and easy way to make a simple German side dish!! Loved it!! Great recipe! Here is my version of this awesome recipe!! http//thyme2trythat.com/?p=64preview=truepreviewid == =64

I added shredded carrot with the onion and garlic salt. They were yummy!

Fabulous!

I make these often, We like cheese sauce over them

its easy and so good

I always used leftover mashed potatoes ,but this will be for supper tonight with meat loaf.

was a really good recipe--easy and yummy

I THINK THIS IS WOUNDERFUL,AND IT'S EASY AND OOH IT'S SO GOOOD!!

Grab 2 packages of country gravy and pour it over the pancakes, as good as biscuits and gravy!!!! OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THESE ARE GREAT. YOUCANALSO TAKE YELLOW SQUASH , GRATE IT AND FOLLOW THE SAME DIRECTIONS. IT IS VERYGOOD AND A GREAT WAYTO USE UP YOUR SQUASH.

I love yellow squash, thanks so much for this suggestion, can't wait to try it!

Thanks can't wait to try

ZUCCHINI WOULD BE GOOD 2!!!!

I have made "traditional" potatoe pancakes for years... but this sounds quicker, easier, and probably more KID FRIENDLY. Definitely will give them a try!

Great and easy to make

how many potatoes make 20 oz.?

Thank you for your question! If you prefer to shred them yourself, 3.5 cups is 20 oz.

how many potatoes make 20 oz.?

1lb 4oz

3-5 potatoes are about 1-1/4 to 1-1/3 pounds.

Can you make these up and freeze some before cooking for later use?

Yes you can! Cook them, freeze them and then re-heat them on a baking sheet when you are ready to serve them. Enjoy!

can you shread your own patatoes and how many

20oz.

my mom used to make these, except she grated her potatoes, i love them/

If I wanted to use fresh potatoes how much would I use?

20 oz.

Hi there potato pancake lovers! The secret for these is using refrigerated potatoes...NOT FROZEN...make life easier and tastier.

can you thaw the frozen potatoes & use them after patting them dry?

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