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Potato Pancakes Recipe

Grandma’s Potato Pancakes Recipe (Eastern European)

This potato pancake recipe only requires a handful to create these staple Eastern European dish. Crispy, comforting, and so satisfying, they’re a real treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword potato pancakes, potato pancakes recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 159kcal


  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Oil for frying


  • Skin potatoes and peel onion. Use a large bowl and grate potatoes and onions on small slots. You can also use a blender, food processor or a grinder.
  • Add eggs to the mixture, season with salt & pepper. Whisk to combine everything together.
    Potatoes, egg, peppers and salt
  • Preheat skillet with oil on a medium heat. Place batter with a tablespoon into the skillet.
    Potato pancakes in a skillet with oil
  • Fry each side until it's golden brown.
    Potato Pancakes in a plate with sour-cream


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 936mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 7mg