Mom's Awesome Potato Pancakes

"My mom made these a lot, as they were one of my dad's favorites. Now I serve them to my family at breakfast, lunch or dinner! They are delicious with anything or all by themselves! Enjoy!"
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8 Potato Pancakes




  • Peel and grate potatoes and onion into a strainer sitting in a large bowl.
  • Wait about ten minutes, allowing liquid to drip into bowl.
  • Press out any additional liquid.
  • Discard liquid and put grated potatoes and onion into the large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix gently until combined.
  • Fill a frying pan with about 1/4" of vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of mixture into hot oil and press with back of spoon until flattened.
  • You can usually fit about 4 at a time in the pan.
  • When brown and crispy, turn over and brown other side.
  • Place on paper towel lined pan and keep in oven on high heat until done frying all of the pancakes.
  • Serve immediately while they are still nice and crispy.

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  1. sheenafolsom
    Awesome recipe. I added two more potatoes and an additional egg. You got it going on with these potato pancakes
  2. MotleyCook
    Yum! Thanks to your recipe, I now know that the secret to making good potato pancakes (or hash browns ;) is to squeeze the water out before frying the potatoes. Never could get these to work before... Thanks for posting!
  3. Busy Mom 628
    Off the chart! These were very easy and sooooo delicious! Better than the ones I grew up with. Thanks.
  4. PetsRus
    These pancakes were delicious, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I made them in the afternoon, did not let them brown too much. For dinner I put them approx 20 minutes in the oven at 325F to brown more and heat through. Thanks Karen!
  5. lolamydog
    These are sooo GOOD! i doubled the reciepe and i think i added to much salt. but that was my mistake! My family loved them! thank you!


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