Buchinik (Cartoflan)-Galician Potato Pancakes (Latkes)

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

4 5

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.

4 5

Very good, but I did put some diced onion in, because that is what I am used to. I have never used yeast in them before, but it did seem to make them lighter. Served with applesauce and sour cream. Thanks for posting! Made for Fall PAC 2012

5 5

Since it is Shrove Tuesday I felt I had to make pancakes for dinner and picked this recipe as I had potatoes to use up. I used 2 tsp of instant dried yeast and used some oil from a bottle of sundried tomatoes in the batter. The end result was definitely worth it. Very yummy and eaten by all including a 3 year old.