Potato pancakes

baking potato pancakesOh, the childhood memories… My grandmother used to make the best potato pancakes when I was a little boy. She always had to make me some, whenever we went over to visit my grandparents, and I would always help her.

Potato pancakes are really easy to make and only require a few ingredients. They can be the whole meal, or you can serve them with meat and veggies. We always eat them just with applesauce.

1 kilo potatoes
2 big onions
2 eggs
2 cups of rolled oats

Peel and wash the potatoes, peel the onions and cut into quarters. Use a food processor to turn the potatoes and unions into a thick batter. Stir in the eggs, rolled oats and some salt and pepper.

Make the pancakes by dropping a tablespoon full of batter into a well oiled hot frying pan and use the back of the spoon to spread out the batter. I love to use my cast iron skillet to bake pancakes, there’s no other pan that even comes close. Fry on both sides on medium heat until golden brown.

potato pancakes
Best served with cold apple sauce!

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Okay, I have been looking for a good potato pancake recipe. This one sounds great. Is there anyway you can use leftover mash potatoes to make them with?

I’ve never tried this with mashed potatoes, but I guess it could work. It would certainly be worth a try. If you do try, I’d love to hear how it worked out!

Okay i will give it a try but only after i try your recipe! or have leftover mash pots, whichever comes first.
Thanks for the reply! I made the monster egg toast and my boys and hubby loved it!

I love recipes from grandmas! These must be good just because of that!

You’re right! I have learned quite a few dishes from my grandma, she could really cook up some great meals.

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Love these…just saw them at the Potato Ho Down. Thanks so much for playing along this month!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ve been following your Potato Ho Down for a while and I really love all the nice recipes that are featured every month.

Your cakes are really pretty.I just made potato pancakes. I entered my recipe dated on Feb 1 for the next ho down. I think you might enjoy it.

Great recipe. I just found your recipe after putting up mine (http://daddycooking.com/articles/49), which is a bit different. But I’ll give yours a shot. Yours’ looks like it cooks better since it doesn’t have any loose potato pieces. Keep the recipe’s coming, fellow Dad!

I’ve tried them your way as well, but they don’t hold together as well. Using coarser graded potatoes makes them more like rosti.

So this is from your grandmother.
And that’s what make me sure this is so delicious.
Gonna try to make it.
Thank you.

Potato Pancakes look excellent. Very crispy. You can also link this back to my blog for A.W.E.D German. And send me a mail.

Thank you.

Just arrived at your potato pancake recipe page and I must say they do love very tempting indeed. I’ve never actually made them with rolled oats so this is definitely one I’m going to try. I also like the apple sauce you put on the side too as I think that would go extremely well with them.

If you are interested in trying a different (Slovak) version of potato pancakes, see my recipe at http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recipes/potato-pancakes/. We eat them salty. I have never even thought of eating them with apple sauce but I must admit it does sound tempting! I’ll try this next time. The Slovak potato pancakes are seasoned with marjoram, pepper and garlic. I usually eat them with milk, but I guess that’s totally optional.

I like to add a little marjoram to baked potatoes, so I guess it would be good in potato pancakes too. I will give that a try!

Thanks for the interesting potato recipe. This sound delicious and cant wait to cook this up.

hell of a lot more interesting than what I was supposed to be searching for, (cant believe I’ve got to work on a sunday!) came across your site by accident really and gave the thumbs up on stumbleupon. Thanks for the diversion! bp.

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