Potato Pancakes

Okay, there are so many things wrong with this picture.  You know when I post a blog on a Saturday-it’s a big deal.  And when I post a recipe on a blog post-also a big deal.   I don’t share a lot of recipes (especially not savory ones) I was reminded the other day to make potato pancakes and I’m so glad!

So now that I have gotten you to think this potato pancake recipe is pretty fantastic, I’ll actually post it.

Potato Pancake Recipe:

Think a savory and delicious potato pancake of flavor.

Potato Pancakes! 

Potato pancakes are perfect for carb loading for your next big race…or just eating for a savory breakfast. You know I’m all about quick, easy, recipes. Potato pancakes meet all of these criteria.

Potato Pancakes Ingredients:

1/3 cup flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cooked, baked potato (or even leftover mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes)
Seasonings I added to the Potato Pancakes: garlic salt, salt and pepper. cayenne powder and onion powder (be creative to your own liking)

Instructions for Potato Pancakes:

  1. Slice or grate potatoes and chop up cooked potato and place into blender or food processor with roughly ½-1 cup of water depending on size.  I used my magic bullet and made it into mashed potato consistency.
  2. Mix eggs, flour, baking powder and other random flavorings with an additional ½ cup water.
  3. Add potatoes and onions to flour mixture in a large bowl.
  4. Add more water if necessary to make into pancake-like consistency.
  5. Mix and cook potato mixture on a large skillet over medium to high heat (slightly higher than normal pancakes). I’ve found adding vegetable oil or olive oil to give them more crisp.
  6. Fry until golden brown.

Eat and/or devour your potato pancakes.

I chose to top my potato pancakes with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.  They were more or less like giant pancakey French fries.  I think next time I make potato pancakes I’ll add corn or other random things.  By next time-I mean tomorrow I’ll be eating more potato pancakes

Question for you: What is your favorite way to eat a potato?

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  1. MMMMM I carb load for every day of my life so these sound perfect and make me want to try to make sweet potato pancakes!!!

  2. I love potato cakes. We did that with our leftover potatoes on Thanksgiving. Good stuff!! 🙂

  3. Zomg, I love this. I don’t eat enough savory pancakes, but I’m obsessed with potatoes so this is probably amazing.

  4. I love savory pancakes – perhaps more than sweet ones. I’d rather have my sweet pancakes as waffles. Anywho, I think these would taste awesome with ketchup, but really what doesn’t taste good with ketchup? My favorite way to eat potato is tortilla espanola. Basically eggs and potatoes. I had it every single day in Spain.

  5. Potato pancakes? That looks delicious. A new way for me to enjoy potatoes at least. My favourite ways to eat potato are mashed potatoes and french fries. I like mashed potatoes because you can customize the root recipe to your liking with seasonings and all. I like fries because I love ketchup. I thinkthese pancakes would go great with some sour cream. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Hmm… what if you used like half cornmeal and half flour to make like cornbread pancakes??

    Hit me up tomorrow!

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