Classic Potato Pancakes

Delightfully Crispy Classic Potato Pancakes Recipe



Classic Potato Pancakes, also known as Latkes, are a beloved dish that brings comfort and flavor to countless tables. With a golden-brown exterior and a tender, savory interior, these pancakes are a timeless favorite, enjoyed by people around the world. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a hearty meal, this recipe will guide you through the steps to create perfectly crispy and delicious potato pancakes.




4 large russet potatoes

1 medium onion

2 eggs

¼ cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp. sea salt or to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or to taste

2 tbsp. vegetable oil for frying


How To Make Classic Potato Pancakes:


If using food processor: peel and cube the potatoes and onion. Place the vegetables in food processor and process for about 2 minutes, until potatoes look “grated” and no lumps remain. If using grater: peel the potatoes and onion and grate.

Place the potato mixture into a fine strainer or kitchen towel and try to squeeze almost all of the liquid into a mixing bowl.

Discard the liquid. You’ll notice white powder on the bottom of the bowl after you pour the liquid out. It is potato starch and it gives texture to the pancakes, so you should keep it.

Return the potato mixture into the bowl and add eggs, flour, with some salt and pepper, and mix everything well.

Heat up some vegetable oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add a spoonful of potato mixture, spreading it slightly. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until the pancakes are crispy and brown.

Place the pancakes on a paper towel, to absorb the excess oil and ENJOY!



Pro Tips for Perfect Potato Pancakes:


Squeeze Out Excess Moisture: Properly squeezing the grated potatoes is crucial to achieving crispy pancakes. Moisture can lead to soggy results.

Use High-Starch Potatoes: Russet potatoes are ideal due to their high starch content, resulting in a fluffier interior.

Don’t Overmix: Mix the batter until just combined. Overmixing can lead to dense pancakes.

Adjust Seasoning: Taste the batter before cooking and adjust the salt and pepper levels to your preference.

Maintain Consistent Heat: Keep the skillet at a consistent medium-high heat to ensure even browning.

Avoid Crowding the Pan: Leave enough space between pancakes to allow for proper circulation and cooking.


Nutrition Facts:

Nutritional values are approximate and based on a single serving (2 pancakes).


Calories: 220

Total Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 220mg

Total Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 4g




Classic potato pancakes are more than just a dish; they’re a comforting reminder of tradition and family. With their crispy exterior and tender interior, these pancakes evoke a sense of nostalgia that warms the heart. By following our recipe and pro tips, you can master the art of creating perfect potato pancakes that will be cherished by all who taste them. So, gather your loved ones, whip up a batch of these timeless treats, and enjoy the simple pleasures they bring to your table.





That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !


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