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Potato Pancakes Recipe

Potato Pancakes Recipe

Any Eastern European knows the comfort and joy that comes with potato pancake. It only takes a few ingredients (which you probably already have on hand) to create my rendition of this savory Slavic staple. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Russian
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