Kicked-Up Potato Pancakes Recipe -
Kicked-Up Potato Pancakes Recipe
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Kicked-Up Potato Pancakes

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"Shredded potato with cheese, ham and more. Tasty and wonderful! I invented this during an Iron chef cooking contest I had with my family - and won!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine potatoes, ham, eggs, mozzarella cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Pour enough olive oil to cover bottom of pan.
  3. Scoop up about 1/2 cup of potato mixture per pancake and form into a patty. Repeat, making 8 patties in all.
  4. Place 4 pancakes at time in hot olive oil. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Sprinkle with green onion and Parmesan cheese.
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Mar 17, 2012

I made one change. Instead of onion powder I added some finely chopped onions. Delicious!

Mar 17, 2012

I made a few changes instead of onion and garlic powder I used diced onions and garlic, and I used Cajun seasoning. It was a hit!


7 Ratings

Mar 24, 2012

With the fresh garlic and onion, as recommended by the other cooks, these potato pancakes are delicious. Thanx for the recipe.

Apr 14, 2012

I too used fresh onion and garlic instead of powder. The only change I would make next time would be less eggs. I seemed to have quite a bit that didn't mix into the potoatoes. I am guessing my "large" potato wasn't as large as the original recipe's large. Fresh black pepper and lots of it and the addition of the cheeses made this quite tasty.. I enjoyed it

Aug 09, 2013

VERY GOOD! I read the reviews and decided to use one less egg. It still seemed a bit watery, so I added in about 2-3 TBSPS. of flour, and that brought everything together nicely. These had great flavor w/ the addition of the ham. A definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Apr 07, 2013

Feeling lazy and made it with onion and garlic powder...these pancakes are really good using the recipe exactly as written. Five star review by the kids too! Will definitely make this again - excellent use of left over ham (I just chopped it finely). Thank you chocoholic1!

Aug 11, 2013

I really liked these, I didn't have any ham, I used cooked bacon instead of the ham. I took others advice and used real onions and garlic. I also added some parsley. Defiantly will make again. I gave 4 stars because I did not follow the recipe to the T.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 176 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 674 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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