simple potato pan cakes
simple potato pan cakes

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated garlic or onion and seasoning.

They may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese), to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served plain. The dish is sometimes made from mashed potatoes to make pancake-shaped croquettes.

Pancakes are associated with the cuisines of many European and Middle Eastern century-old traditions including German and Austrian.
potato pancake is the national dish of Belarus.

In Germany, potato pancakes are eaten either salty or sweet with apple sauce or blueberries, sugar and cinnamon; they are a very common menu item during outdoor markets and festivals in colder seasons. In Swiss cuisine, Rosti is a variation that never contains egg or flour. Potato pancake is a traditional favorite in the southern parts of Indiana during holiday festivities.

simple potato pan cakes
simple potato pan cakes


  • 1grated big size potato
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 grated onion
  • All purpose flour as needed to make batter (maida)
  • oil as needed
  • salt to taste
  • mayonnaise to serve


  1. In a bowl take grated potato and squeeze all water from it with the help of tea towel or hands.
  2. Now in potato add flour, salt, garlic powder, onion and water and make a nice batter.
  3. Now heat pan and pour some oil on it to shallow fry potato pancake.
  4. With the help of spoon, pour spoon full of batter on pan and shallow fry from both sides until it gets light brown in color and serve it with mayonnaise or as you like.


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