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Potato Pancakes Recipe

Potato Pancakes are filling, flavorful, and they taste the best when freshly cooked! Make these for breakfast, or any meal, in just 30 minutes!

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potato Pancakes Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 141 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 5 russet potatoes peeled and grated
  • 1 sweet onion peeled and grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dill chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil more if needed
  • Sour cream optional


  1. Add the grated potatoes and onion to a colander and wrap in a tea towel. Apply pressure with your hands and squeeze as much liquid as possible.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a different medium mixing bowl add the eggs, minced garlic, flour, kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, chopped dill. Whisk until smooth with no lumps.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes and stir to combine.
  5. Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. When the oil is shimmering add 1/4 cup sized scoops of the potato mixture into the hot oil. Do not overcrowd, and gently press down the potato mixture to make a pancake.
  7. Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until a deep golden brown color.
  8. Cook the remaining mixture and if needed add more oil to the skillet.
  9. Serve topped with sour cream and dill.

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Nutrition Facts
Potato Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 211mg9%
Potassium 423mg12%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 127IU3%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.