Potato Pancakes with Homemade Applesauce

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Comfort food to the max. Nothing beats these potato pancakes and applesauce, especially with a pork roast or ham steak.

Top Review by John W Wenzelburger

The Apple Sauce was GREAT was very good with the pork chops I made. I used a potato ricer instad of masher which straned out some hard parts of the apples. I could not get the Potato Pancakes to work maybe I did something wrong, but they just fell apart and by the time they cooked at all they had desolved in the oil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough cold water to cover.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until fork tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes more, shaking the pan.
  4. Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  5. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add the shallots and cook until translucent, about 4-6 minutes.
  7. Add the butter, egg, salt and pepper to the potatoes and stir to combine.
  8. When cool, shape mixture into 8 small pancakes.
  9. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over high heat.
  10. Add the potato pancakes and cook 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Turn the cakes and reduce the heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
  12. Drain the cakes on the paper towels and serve with applesauce.
  13. Homemade Applesauce: Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  14. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the apples are fork tender.
  15. Remove from the heat and mash all the ingredients together using a potato masher.
  16. Stir in the butter, if using.

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