Cheesy Potato Pancakes Recipe


  • 2-3 medium potatoes, grated (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 onion, finely grated or chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder for added flavor
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, or olive oil)


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
  • Peel and grate the potatoes. Place them in cold water to prevent browning.
  • Drain the potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture using a kitchen towel or cheesecloth.
  1. Mix the Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, cheddar cheese, beaten eggs, flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well.
  1. Heat the Oil:
  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat until it sizzles upon contact with a small amount of batter.
  1. Cook the Pancakes:
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the hot oil for each pancake. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Adjust heat as needed.
  1. Drain and Serve:
  • Remove pancakes from the skillet and drain excess oil on paper towels.
  • Serve warm with sour cream, apple sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Removing Moisture: Squeeze out as much water as possible from the potatoes for crispy pancakes.
  • Consistent Heat: Maintain medium heat to prevent burning or greasiness.
  • Serving Suggestions: Try with sour cream, chives, apple sauce, or even a fried egg on top for variety. Enjoy the warmth of home-cooked meals with Grandma’s cheesy potato pancakes!

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