Buchinik (Cartoflan)-Galician Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by GalicioBocharit

This is another one from my Bubby. Galicianers made this for Friday lunch, while preparing Shabbos, because it's easy and parve. It's like a lighter latke, so I like to make it on Chanuka. Goes well with sour cream on top or just a sprinkle of sugar or jam, and a salad on the side.

Top Review by duonyte

I thought these were very good. I used three largish potatoes, which resulted in 9 good-sized pancakes. I am not sure what the yeast added. Mine was nice and bubbly and I let it all stand 30 minutes, but I just did not see any real effect. Perhaps it was just a bit too cool in the kitchen. Still, it all worked out very nicely. I did reduce the salt quite a bit I used probably 1 1/2 tsp and that was plenty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. finely grate the potatoes& sprinkle salt over them.
  2. sprinkle the flour over potatoes to absorb the liquids.
  3. Once liquids are absorbed, add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  4. in a small bowl, put yeast, 2 tablespoons warm water, and 2 tablespoons of salt to create a yeasty mixture.
  5. mix everything together along with eggs.
  6. let rise for 1/2 hour.
  7. fry in shallow oil--let the mixture fill the pan, to make big fluffy pancakes.

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