Potato pancakes are an absolute favorite of mine! This recipe is made with shredded potatoes mixed with flour & eggs to create the perfectly crispy pancake! 

Whether you are from a Polish, Irish, or German heritage, you’ve likely had a version of this at some point!  It is a yummy change from standard mashed potatoes (although you CAN make mashed potato pancakes with leftovers), and goes with anything!

Potato pancakes are also called latkes, boxties, or draniki depending on what culture you draw from, but the basic recipe is the same: potatoes, onions, seasonings, and sour cream or applesauce!

Russet potatoes are perfect for this recipe because they are extra starchy which helps bind the other ingredients. They fry up really well without absorbing extra oil.



2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper


Combine all ingredients. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet.
Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side.
As a variation, you may add less onion and add some chopped apple instead.