Cheese and Potato Pancakes

"This East European recipe was snagged off the internet specifically for my first participation in Zaar's World Tour 4!"
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Ready In:
12 pancakes




  • Add thin layer of olive oil to heated skillet, just enough to cover the bottom.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, onions and potatoes, then stir in cheese.
  • Spoon piles of potato/cheese mixture into hot skillet, making 3" rounds, 1" apart.
  • Cook cakes until golden and crispy, about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove cooked cakes and repeat process until 12 pancakes are finished.

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  1. Nif_H
    I made these very last minute so I had to use red onion and a mixture of grated cheeses - cheddar, mozzarella, asiago and parmesan. Very good and very easy to make, we enjoyed these with meatloaf and fresh veggies! Made for Went to the Market tag game. Thanks Sydney Mike! :)
  2. weekend cooker
    Great little lunch, and definately can taste the onion flavor. Also like the fact that combined with the cheese made for some real flavorful Potato Pancakes. Other than adding a dash of perrer made recipe down the line. Also no problem with the cakes falling apart either. Made for New Zaar tag (24 hour rule).
    These were really good! I like that you can taste the onion which I like, but it was not too overpowering like DH likes. I made with cheddar cheese, but otherwise made as is. Will be making these again! Made for AUS/NZ Make My Recipe Tag.
  4. jessi_mcg
    Oh my stars, these were delicious. Is there a ten star option on here? I did take some shortcuts...I used a bag of refrigerated shredded potatoes that was in the back of my freezer, and since they had some southwestern seasoning on them I used sharp cheddar instead of gouda. DH was worried; I never ever fry anything and when I do it doesn't usually go well, but he was thrilled with the result and sends his thanks to you, Syd :). I was concerned about them holding together as they sort of fell apart when dropped in the oil, but the cheese really held them together just fine. This is absolutely a keeper, thanks for sharing! Made for Veg*n Swap #14.
  5. Lalaloula
    Sydney Mike, these are very tasty potato pancakes! I like the addition of cheese; it gives them a different flavour than youd normally have. The dough was very easy to work with and I had no issues with the pancakes falling apart whatsoever. I also liked their crispy outside yet moist inside. Just the way I wanted them to be. For me this recipe didnt yield 12 but only 6 pancakes. So next time Ill double up. Thanks for sharing this! Made for Veg'n Swap # 7 February 2009.



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