Classic Potato Pancakes


  • 2 ½ pounds Russet potatoes, or any starchy potato, peeled and grated very finely
  • 1 yellow onion, grated very fine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • Oil for frying


  1. After grating the potatoes, using a towel, thoroughly wring out all the liquid from the potatoes.Place the drained potatoes into a large bowl with the grated onion, salt, eggs and flour.Mix it thoroughly with your hands, you want it to be somewhat tacky. Add a little more flour if it is too sticky
  2. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a skillet.Place ⅓ to ½ a cup of mixture into the hot skillet.Fry for three to five minutes on each side, until they are golden.Briefly drain on paper towels
  3. Serve immediately, while hot with applesauce and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, sour cream or even yogurt.These could also be served with meat and a gravy, using these as a side dish.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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