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Potato Pancakes

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Use grated, ground, or leftover mashed potatoes to make these delicious savory pan fried cakes. This is a guide about potato pancakes.
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By 7 found this helpful
February 16, 2011

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups buttermilk pancake mix
  • 2 egg
  • 1 (16 oz.) bottle 7-Up
  • 2 large potatoes, grated very fine
  • 1/4 cup oil

Directions:

Combine eggs, pancake mix, potatoes, and oil. Add enough 7-Up to make a very thin batter; let stand 10 minutes. Fry on hot griddle until done.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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August 22, 20180 found this helpful

If you survey the internet, cookbooks, or speak to family members and friends you are likely to find that both raw and cooked potatoes find their way into some version of potato pancakes. Take your pick from some of the tips found in this guide.

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By 0 found this helpful
July 26, 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. dried sage leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, or as needed
  • Fresh sage sprigs (opt.)

Directions

In 3 qt. saucepan over high heat, bring potatoes and enough water to cover to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes; place in large bowl; using potato masher or wooden spoon, mash well. Stir eggs, flour, honey, dried sage, salt, pepper and cinnamon into potatoes to blend well. In 12 inch skillet over medium high heat, melt 1 Tbsp. butter. Drop potato mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot skillet; using back of spoon, flatten each into 3 inch round about 1/4 inch thick. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned, turning carefully. Remove pancakes to platter; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining mixture, adding butter to skillet as needed. Garnish with fresh sage sprigs to serve, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

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February 16, 20110 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups raw potatoes, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Form into patties and fry until browned in hot skillet. (375-400 degrees F)

By Robin from Washington, IA

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August 16, 20100 found this helpful

If you are like me. I am always looking for a good way to use leftovers. I hate to throw them out. My grand babies think they are getting pancakes for supper.

Ingredients:

  • Leftover mashed potatoes (pintos may be used also)
  • enough flour to make them stick together
  • vegetable oil

Directions:

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Take and mix ingredients together. Form a ball and place in hot oil. Take and flatten into pancake. Brown on both sides. Add ketchup, not syrup. Very easy to make and you don't feel guilty throwing away food.

By Mary Warren from Frisco, TX

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Potato Pancakes

I've made these for years but I add finely diced onions and an egg to them and fry them is Canola oil to make them crunchy :) (09/14/2009)

By Ranji

Potato Pancakes

I always make potato pancakes out of left over mashed potatoes. I scramble an egg and mix it with the potatoes and add a little garlic powder. I use a big spoon to just spoon it onto hot olive oil. Yum! (09/15/2009)

By Ivette Farah

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Crisco or lard for frying (use solid shortening)
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Directions:

Mix the grated potatoes and onion; drain off excess moisture. Stir in the flour, eggs, salt and pepper. Drop by tablespoonfuls into not too deep hot fat. Brown and turn; drain on paper towels. Serves 6.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • dash garlic
  • oil
  • butter

Directions

Grate potatoes, and add the eggs, flour, onion, salt, pepper and garlic. In skillet, heat oil and butter until hot. Shape mixture into patties and fry in the hot oil.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Potato Pancakes

Does it matter if you use white or red potatoes? Thanks (06/12/2009)

By Sandi

Potato Pancakes

When I was growing up mom made those but she used left over mashed potatoes and all of the other same ingredients. They probably looked a little different but they sure was good! (06/12/2009)

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

When making them, instead of putting flour, into the potato mixture, put in potato flakes, from Hungry Jack or any instant potato product.

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

Does anyone have a recipe for mashed potato pancakes? My mother made the best ones on the planet but she passed away before I could get the recipe. All I remember is that she put in an egg, salt and pepper.

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Simple and versatile, potato pancakes appeal to everyone from kids to sophisticated diners.

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Recipes and tips for making Potato Pancakes

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Recipes and tips for making Potato Pancakes

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Heat oil in frying pan before cooking. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then blend together well.

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