potato pancakes on a plate
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potato pancakes on a plate
potato pancakes on a plate

Potato Pancakes

The best potato pancakes ever made are served with sour cream and Greek yogurt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 8 Served
Calories 113 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 5 Large Yukon gold potatoes about 2 1/4 pounds
  • 1 Large Onion halved
  • 1 Large Egg beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. All-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Chives chopped
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Sour Cream or Fat Free Greek Yogurt for serving


  • Peel the potatoes and hold them in a bowl of cold water to keep them from browning.
  • Using the grater on your food processor or a hand held grater or box grater, grate the potatoes and the two onion halves into a large bowl.
  • This is the most important part: draining and squeezing out as much liquid from the onion/potato mixture. Transfer the potatoes and onion to a fine-mesh strainer and squeeze out all the water. Press down on the mixture to remove that excess liquid. Add the dried mixture to a large bowl and mix in the beaten egg, flour, chives, 1 teaspoon of salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet with a thin layer of canola oil over medium heat. Scoop about ¼ cup of the potato mixture into the pan and flatten them out with a spatula so they get crispy when frying. Fry until golden on the bottom, then gently flip and fry the other side, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt as soon as they come out of the oil.
  • Serve with sour cream or Greek yogurt (fat free works great).


Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 197IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brunch, side dish
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