Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

Good ole potato pancakes..what could be better, quicker and more economical? This delicious simple recipe makes a meal, or an appetizer. Try this out on your family...


  1. Peel and grate potatoes and onion, place in bowl and cover; set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Liquid will run from the potato/onion mixture.
  3. Drain any liquid that forms.
  4. Stir in the slightly beaten eggs.
  5. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  6. On the stovetop, in a large heavy skillet, heat cooking oil on medium heat.
  7. Drop potato batter into pan and flatten, (size is personal choice) and brown on both sides.
  8. Cook for 5- 7 minutes on each side.
  9. Drain on brown paper.
  10. Serve with warm cinnamon applesauce or sour cream and chives.
Most Helpful

I want to rate this recipe higher then 5 stars... I just got done making these and they are easy and oh so good... My mother used to make these when I was a little girl... they taste just like hers...brings tears to my eyes.... Thanks you ..

Lisa in Oregon October 26, 2008

Quick, easy & delicious - I used frozen hash-browns, thawed in hot water and allowed to drain well. After realizing I was using cubed hash-brown potatoes, I took it an additional step and diced in my manual food processor after all ingredients were together. Next time I'll use the shredded frozen hash-browns.

MJWalling December 14, 2014

Very simple, and very good! Thank you so much for the recipe!!

FriddleJay March 20, 2010