How To Make Potato Pancakes

How To Make Potato Pancakes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This potato pancakes recipe by Food Wishes on YouTube would serve as a savory pancake for a breakfast side dish. The process to make these potato pancakes requires grating, soaking, draining, and squeezing the potatoes. They are also referred to as potato latkes, and the best way is to use the starchiest potatoes. These would taste so good because they are like shredded hash browns bunched into a pancake shape. You can serve these and top them off with thinly sliced salmon, sour cream, and dill. Honestly, when it comes to breakfast, I love savory foods so this would taste amazing with a side of eggs and protein.



  • 2¼ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • ½ yellow onion, grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


First, place the potatoes and onions into a large bowl and pour enough cold water into the bowl to cover. Let the potatoes and onions rest until completely soaked for 20-30 minutes. Pour potato mixture into a colander, rinse, drain, and squeeze repeatedly to remove all moisture.

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Next, whisk eggs, flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together into a bowl until smooth. Mix potato and egg mixture together in a large bowl. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, drop large spoonfuls of potato batter into the hot oil. and flatten with the spatula. Continue to watch Food Wishes tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Note: cover the potato mixture with plastic wrap while pancakes are cooking to prevent browning. These will cook properly if you squeeze out the water from the potatoes so it doesn’t get soggy. Also, I think you may be able to use frozen shredded hash browns to make this too.

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