Easy Potato Pancakes are the perfect treat for the holidays or just because. They have great flavor and perfectly crisp and delicious!
Nope, I’m not one bit Jewish but I do love potatoes! I’m in a FB cooking forum that is comprised of mostly Russian Jewish women and as you might guess there has been a whole lot of talk about Hanukah and potato latkas. I thought, hey potato pancakes sound like a yummy breakfast so I made these. They are really simple to make, aside from the arm getting tired from grating the potatoes. They came out wonderfully crisp and flavorful. I served mine with a big scoop of applesauce.
These Easy Potato Pancakes can be an appetizer, a side dish at the holidays or just a fun snack. I served them with applesauce here but you can also do sour cream and chives. You can top these easy potato pancakes like a loaded baked potato with cheddar, sour cream, bacon and scallions… absolutely delicious either way!
3 potatoes, peeled
1/3 cup flour
1 Tbsp salt
pepper to taste
1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp paprika
Carefully grate the peeled potatoes on a cheese grater. There will be a lot of liquid that comes out. Place the grated potatoes onto a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Place the potatoes, egg, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika into a bowl. Mix to incorporate all the ingredients well.
Heat enough vegetable oil in a large skillet to coat the bottom over medium heat. The oil is ready when it bubbles around the end of a wooden spoon. Using a tablespoon, spoon out the mixture into the pan. Flatten it out just a bit. Cook a few minutes on each, until golden brown.