Great No-Grate Potato Pancakes

Recipe by HelenG
READY IN: 40mins


  • 30
    ounces frozen potatoes (country style shredded potatoes, only potatoes nothing else, 0 fat)
  • 1
    small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 12
    cup flour
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 14
    teaspoons salt
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Pour potatoes into large bowl and thaw about 1 hour.
  • While still very cold add onion and egg's, stir in eggs until blended.
  • Stir in baking powder, flour and salt.
  • Heat some oil in frying pan over medium heat.
  • Shape 1/2 cup in hand and place in oil, pack and shape gently with spatula.
  • Cook 15 minutes on each side. I like to cook mine slowly to ensure potatoes are cooked and evenly browned. The less they are moved the less they tend to fall apart. Check them gently every 5 minutes When browned evenly carefully flip them, repack with spatula and cook 15 minutes more.
  • Drain on paper towel 1 minute.
  • Transfer to warm serving dish (I like to keep mine in the oven set at 200°F).
  • Do several at a time, don't overcrowd, you will need to do them in batches.
  • Serve with sour cream, applesauce or gravy.