Monday, April 4, 2011

Potato Pancakes - One

I have several recipes for potato pancakes/latkes. I've been thinking for a while of having a potato pancake marathon, and comparing each recipe. Maybe I'll decide one of them is the best and will throw all the others away. More likely, I will think each one has its merits and so will continue to make them all.

Before I began, I made sure I had plenty of my potato pancake essentials - applesauce and sour cream.

Potato Pancakes - One, from a recipe email list in 2002

2 eggs
2 cups grated raw potato
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons flour
1-2 Tablespoons grated raw onion (in the spring and summer use chives instead of onions)

Beat the eggs. Add potato and salt. Mix well.
Stir in flour and onion.
Turn electric griddle to medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. (You could use a fry pan on the stove or an electric fry pan).
Spoon batter onto griddle.
Brown on both sides.

This recipe made six pancakes, and they were so good I almost decided to not bother with any of the other recipes. They were firm, not egg-y, just the right amount of onion - to taste but not overpowering. The potato was nicely cooked.


  1. one of my favourite meals :) I'll try your recipe, mine is fried in oil, so yours is much healthier, and hopefully just as tasty!

  2. Applesauce!! My mum makes her own almost all year round - even in winter, because my parents store all the apples from their garden that are not eaten or used otherwise straight away.
    She adds no sugar, but a tiny bit of cinnamom, and some raisins.
    I love having a few spoons of it over my muesli for breakfast, but never tried it with something salty.

  3. Mmmmm.... that looks wonderful. I made latkes for my granddaughter at Hanukkah. I'll be looking forward to seeing your best recipe.

  4. Oh, yum! I think I'll make these to go with our pork chops tonight. I'm not a huge fan of pork, so I'll have a salad with mine.

  5. My dad use to make the best potato pancakes. My husband loves latkes. I'll going to try this one sometime. Thanks Nan

  6. Nan, I make something similar with left over mashed potatoes. So good !!

  7. Niki, I can't imagine this recipe tasting any better! Tonight's is going to be Gladys Taber's recipe.

    Librarian, I'd love to have that many apples!

    Kay, I remember that!

    Les, stay tuned. There's another one coming up tonight!

    Diane, they are just delicious, no matter the recipe!

    Ernestine, the boxty I made on St. Patrick's Day had mashed potatoes. Yum.

  8. What a delicious idea! At the school where I was librarian there was a teacher who used to make latkes every year. The hallways smelled so good! I must try these, especially as I have lots of good apples on hand.

  9. Clair, lucky you to have the apples!! The latkes do smell wonderful, and taste even better. :<)

  10. I made these tonight to go with our pork chops and applesauce. They were delicious!!!!! I'll definitely make them again. Next time with onions (didn't have any on hand tonight).

    Happy Mother's Day, dear friend.

    Yes, my first comment was over a month ago. ;)

  11. Les, I'm making either 'one' or 'three' tonight and using the chives from the garden instead of onions. I'm so pleased you took the time to try this recipe, and that it worked out well for you!

  12. We're having grilled salmon tonight and I think I'll make up another batch of the potato pancakes. They were that good! And so easy!

  13. Wow!, Les. Are you going to stick with 1 or try 3??

  14. I think I'll try #3 tonight. Variety. The spice of life. :)

  15. Oh she's a bold girl, 'my' Les!


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