Ultimate Potato and Onion Pancakes Recipe: Crispy and Delicious!

Oh hello there, foodies and flavor-seekers! Gobble here, whisking tales and tastes straight from the bustling kitchen of Food and Meal. Today, it’s all about a dish that has warmed my heart and tickled my taste buds on countless occasions – the humble yet heavenly Potato Pancakes.

Now, you must be wondering, what could possibly be so exciting about potatoes, right? But trust me, with a dash of culinary magic, these fritters transform into crispy, golden delights that have a charming way of comforting the soul. Whether it’s the nostalgia of grandma’s hearty weekend brunches or simply the quest for that perfect blend of simplicity and savor, Potato Pancakes have an undeniably special place on my plate.

Picture this: After a long day, armed with nothing but the most modest of ingredients and armed with a love for soul-warming food, the mission to create something delicious yet unfussy sets in. The familiar sound of sizzling as the batter hits the pan, the aromatic promise of buttery goodness – it’s these simple pleasures that resonate with my ethos here at Food and Meal. Let’s be real, who doesn’t cherish a recipe that calls for minimal ingredients but delivers maximum coziness?

Join me as we delve into the art of crafting the perfect Potato Pancake – a recipe that sings praises to the versatility of potatoes and a reminder that sometimes, the most comforting meals are just a grate and a flip away.

Potato Pancakes
The perfect golden brown potato pancakes in the making.

Potato and Onion Pancakes Recipe

How To Make Potato And Onion Pancakes

Potato and Onion Pancakes

Potato pancakes are a quick and easy to prepare meal. You can serve them as a side dish or eat them as a main dish. They are easily customizable, and they're perfect for any occasion. You can top them with different spices, such as ketchup, or serve them with slaw and BBQ sauce. This meal is perfect for a meal or a snack. With all the options for toppings and flavors, it's hard to go wrong with potato pancakes.
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Course: Breakfast, Cake
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Potato and Onion Pancakes, potato pancake
CookingStyle: Baking, Boiling
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Food and Meal
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  • Prepare the onions and potatoes by peeling them. Drain using coriander if there is extra water on them.
  • Grate potatoes, onions and garlic and put into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the flour, flaxseed and salt to taste (but not too much because you will salt them later).
  • Ready your pan or griddle by filling it with 1/8 inch deep oil, put it over a medium-high flame and wait until the oil is hot.
  • Scoop a large spoonful of batter into the pan or griddle and form a circle of your desired size.
  • Cook for about 2-6 minutes which will actually depend on what kind of pan you use or until one side has achieved a golden brown hue.
  • Flip and wait until the downside becomes golden brown, too.
  • Slightly salt as soon as the pancake comes off the pan.
  • Repeat steps 5-8 until the batter is fully consumed.
  • Feel free to top with vegan sour cream and apple sauce.



For this recipe, it is strongly recommended that you use a non-stick pan or griddle.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 2451mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 114mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg

Baking Potato and Onion

Pancakes in the Oven

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Freshly grated potatoes – the star of our pancake show!

To prepare these delightful potato pancakes, start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lining a spacious baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Follow the original potato pancake batter recipe to ensure authenticity. Using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop, portion dollops of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet, flattening them slightly with the back of the spoon for uniform baking. To achieve a desirable golden finish, drizzle or brush the pancake tops with olive oil or melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the bottoms exhibit a golden brown hue, then carefully flip each pancake and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Once perfectly golden and crispy, remove them from the oven and serve hot. Pair with your favorite toppings and sides for a delicious culinary experience.

Tips for making Potato and Onion Pancakes

Potato Pancakes
Pairing our pancakes with a dollop of creamy delight.

Serving Suggestions

In light of the absence of specific Potato Pancake recipes but with a reference to “Hanukkah Latkes,” one can assume a classic latke preparation for serving suggestions. Latkes, a staple in Jewish cuisine, provide versatility for diverse enjoyment:

Traditional Presentation: Enjoy warm latkes with sides of applesauce and sour cream. The sweet applesauce complements the savory pancakes, while the sour cream adds a tangy contrast.

Brunch Delight: Elevate brunch by pairing latkes with smoked salmon, crème fraîche, and fresh herbs or create a latke benedict with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

Appetizer Elegance: Miniature latkes make excellent bite-sized appetizers. Top them with smoked fish, herbed cheese, or red onion marmalade for a gourmet touch.

Hearty Meal Companion: Pair latkes with a robust stew or meat dish, such as the “SPICY BEEF STEW” from the provided list, allowing the pancakes to absorb the flavors of the main course.

Sweet and Savory Fusion: Explore a sweet twist with cinnamon sugar-sprinkled latkes and warm cherry or apple compote, inspired by the “Cherry Cobbler” on the list.

International Fusion: Experiment with Japanese fusion by serving latkes with “Teriyaki Shrimp” or alongside “Shio Tantanmen” broth, creating a unique blend of Jewish and Japanese culinary influences.

Salad Harmony: Create a refreshing contrast by serving latkes with a simple, crisp salad like “Guacamole Salad” or “Black Kale Salad” from the list.

Cooking Tips

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Elevate your potato pancakes with these garnishing gems.

Potato pancakes, commonly known as latkes, are a versatile and much-loved dish that can be enjoyed in various iterations across different cultures. While there are numerous ways to prepare, season, and serve them, the classic combination of a crispy exterior with a soft, tender center remains the gold standard of latke preparation.

A visit to Food And Meal, or foodandmeal.com, may provide a plethora of ideas for those who wish to experiment with this humble potato dish. From traditional recipes that echo the flavors of a bygone era to innovative contemporary twists that incoroporate global cuisines, foodandmeal.com serves as a treasure trove for both novice cooks and experienced chefs alike.

The beauty of latkes lies in their simplicity and their ability to be a canvas for a wide array of toppings and sauces. Whether you opt for the traditional sour cream and apple sauce or venture into more unconventional pairings such as salmon caviar and crème fraîche or a spiced fig compote, the latke welcomes it all.

In conclusion, potato pancakes offer a delightful experience, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation in the kitchen. When serving them, remember that their versatility is your culinary playground. Be bold and let your creativity shine through the myriad of serving possibilities, always mindful of the importance of presenting them fresh and crisp. For inspiration and recipes that will elevate your potato pancake game, remember to explore Food And Meal or visit foodandmeal.com, where the world of gourmet latkes awaits.

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FAQs of Potato and onion Pancakes

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Size does matter: the art of consistent pancake shaping.
  • Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes? Absolutely! Sweet potatoes offer a delightful twist, bringing in a slightly sweet undertone to the pancake. The process remains the same, just ensure your sweet potatoes are finely grated and well-drained.
  • How long do potato pancakes stay fresh? When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, potato pancakes can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to reheat them in a skillet or oven to get that crispiness back.
  • Is it necessary to drain the potato mixture? Yes, draining the excess liquid from the grated potatoes ensures a crispier pancake. It also prevents the batter from becoming too runny.
  • Can I freeze the potato pancakes? Definitely! Lay the pancakes in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. They can be stored for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat, bake or fry them straight from the freezer.
  • Are there any vegan alternatives for the egg in the recipe? Yes, you can use a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water) as a binder. Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes to thicken before adding it to the potato mixture.


And there you have it, the delightful journey of the Potato Pancakes. It’s astounding how these crispy, golden wonders carry with them stories, memories, and traditions. As each bite transports you to a cherished past or a cherished memory, it’s a testament to the enduring magic of simple ingredients coming together. So the next time you whip up a batch of these pancakes, remember, it’s not just about satiating your palate, but also about rekindling moments and creating new ones. Happy cooking and even happier reminiscing!

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.

I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.

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