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Crispy Potato Pancakes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Crispy Potato Pancakes

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"Need a tasty side for any meal of the day? These are the route to go. I tried this recipe in my culinary class and they were amazing! Everyone raved about their excellent texture and flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 12 pancakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Mix potatoes, onions, eggs, flour, baking powder, and lemon juice in a large bowl; season with nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Shape potato mixture into 12 evenly sized patties.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry potato patties in batches until tender and browned on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer browned patties to a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining patties.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2012

These were a hit in our family. I grate the potatoes into a salad spinner full of cold water - triple rinse to remove the potato starch and spin dry. The result is beautifully crispy potatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2012

I forgot the flour so maybe my rating is not justified. My observation is that to make these crispy, we need a fair bit of oil, if we skimp on the oil, it will not be crisp.


18 Ratings

Jul 28, 2012

LOVE IT!!!!!!!! One bite, and I was in heaven. Really fun and easy to make. A precaution is that when you put it on the pan, it will be very liquidy and sloppy. there will be leftover 'juice' in your bowl. Thumbs up!

Oct 06, 2012

Mmmmm. These were delicious. I left out the nutmeg but I added a little garlic. I also squeezed out the excess liquid from the potatoes. With the help of my food processor, this recipe was quick, easy and definitely a keeper.

Oct 14, 2013

These had a good flavor, but one would be in the kitchen all day following the directions as is! Instead of peeling and shredding 2 lbs of potatoes with a grater, I just used 1 2lb 4oz bag of defrosted Ora-Ida hashbrown potatoes. I used a sweet yellow onion and it was gigantic, so I just used one onion. It would have taken forever, and a lot of tears, to mince the thing so I just chopped it large and then put in my Vitamix blender on medium speed about 10-20 seconds, processing them down with the tamper. It created closer to a puree. It worked fine and at least I know the onions got cooked through. Lastly, I highly suggest using a a large plug-in griddle if making the recipe. Only 4 will fit in a standard sized pan and I found one batch takes 20 minutes. I got 14 patties, using a mashed potato scoop, and all would fit on one of those large rectangular plug in griddles at one time. That would save a full hour of cooking time.

Aug 15, 2012

I was looking for a different side dish, this fit the bill!! Great consistency and flavor. I will definitely make these again.

Aug 28, 2012

This recipe is awesome! I made them for my family and my daughter who usually turns her nose up at potatoes took seconds. I need to read the reviews as to how to decrease the liquid. They were hard to shape into patties. But, we will be making these often!

Aug 08, 2012

absolutely delicious and so easy!


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  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

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

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