Potato pancakes are delicious, filling snacks, that can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways. They have all the best qualities of French fries, mixed with all the best qualities of roast potatoes. Essentially they’re like giant hash browns (with a few differences) and can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways.
In this post, we’re going to dive into how to make potato pancakes and 14 different ways you can enjoy them for dinner. Not only that, but you’ll see just how easy and versatile this recipe is. It’s the perfect thing for when you haven’t been to the shop and you’re all out of food. If you have potatoes and you have egg (both of which you should always have), then you can make any of these amazing fried potato snacks!
1 Basic Potato Pancake Recipe
Let’s start out with the very basic potato pancake recipe. This one is going to need:
2 tbsp plain flour
¼ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
6 medium potatoes (peeled and grated)
80g finely chopped onion
60ml vegetable oil
Now you’re going to beat together the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper all together in a large bowl. Mix the potatoes in – remember that these should be grated.
Next, you’re going to mix the onion in which should be very finely chopped.
Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, and then drop heaps of the potato into the mixture. Toss it around and press down to flatten. You’ll only need to cook for about 3 minutes on each side until the potatoes are brown and crispy. Add plenty of oil as you go, and drain that oil on the kitchen roll before you serve up.