Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Potato Pancakes X Two

The first meal my husband made for me was not long after we met.  Not long after I prepared quite a meal for him that he was fortunate to have survived.  That sentence is my "cliff hanger".  You'll just have to keep coming back and coming back to read all about it--someday, I promise!

Being from the mid-south (as opposed to the rice eating deeper south), I thought I'd had potatoes done in every way imaginable.  I was wrong.  He said he was going to prepare potato pancakes for a light dinner.  Little did I know what a treat I was in for as I patiently waited for him to laboriously grate those potatoes!  He said they were good with applesauce but he served them up with a dab of sour cream and cherry preserves.  Oh my goodness!

Before I give you his recipe, I want you to pay Valli a visit over at More Than Burnt Toast for her Smokey Potato Pancake recipe.  It's in my "bookmarks" to prepare very soon.  If you've not visited her, you are in for a real treat!!

Here's how Andrew made our potato pancakes.

Potato Pancakes (Placki z Kartofli)

2 cups raw potatoes, grated
2 Tbsp flour
2 well-beaten eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Mix all the ingredients together well.  If batter seems too thin, add a bit more flour.

Heat griddle to medium high.  Add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil.  When oil is hot, drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto griddle and spread out as thinly as possible.

Fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with applesauce or sour cream and preserves.



  1. Boy, you have me on the cliff-hanger, I am hooked so reel us in..

    My goodness, this looks so yummy and one I could do.

    What kind of potato is best? I have on hand red new potatoes.

  2. I remember my grandmother making similar pancakes when I was very young. I love the crispy crust that forms as they cook on the griddle. Can't wait to read the rest of your story, Bonnie.

  3. We LOVE potato pancakes in our house. There is a little girl whose new favorite food is potatoes. We may have to try this recipe.

  4. I used to make this so often when my boys were growing up; they loved is. I kind of lost track of this fabulour recipe. Thank you for bringing back; will be making this soon; a perfect repas for 2.
    I don't even want to think about the first... meal I prepared my poor husband. Anxious to tune in to read yours.

  5. I want to hear about when you cooked for your husband-to-be!! The pancakes on the other blog look so different from yours! I don't really like smoked things, though. I used to make potato pancakes when I was younger (and owned a food processor)These look so wonderful and I am so tempted to make them, but all the tedious grating...

  6. Tammy: He used a russet potato but most will do for this particular usage.

    Ginny: It's good arm exercise!!

  7. My mama used to make potato pancakes all the time. Your delicious ones brought back many tasty memories.

    Now...that's not nice...leavin' us hangin' out here that that. I want to hear the rest of the story. Just sayin....

    God bless ya and have a fantastic day sweeite!!!

  8. I can't wait to hear the rest of that story! Wow, how sweet of him to make those for you! I love crispy, potato pancakes.

  9. They look delicious--your photo is great. It's been a long time since I've had or made these, but it is looking tempting.

    And the rest of the story?

  10. Yum Bonnie... They sound delicious... My mother made them on occasion --but we usually had them with eggs and bacon...

    Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Yum! My mom used to make these for us out of leftover potatoes. Nostalgia...

  12. These look terrific. My husband makes potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes, but I'll bet he'd love them this way.

  13. So, not only is the way to a man's heart through his belly, but to a woman's also. ;) I know that's true for me! What a delight those pancakes must have been!! Thank you for sharing both the story and the recipe. Can't wait to hear 'the rest of the story.'

  14. I love potato pancakes, I've been adding onion to mine. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story:@)

  15. Bonnie,
    Those look quite scrumptious and I'm really not a potato girl; or let's just say, my hips can't afford for me to be a potato girl!

    Thanks you for the get well wishes...I'm tryin' to get back into the swing of things; came home from school for a half day today and sletp so hopefully I'm on the mend.
    thanks again for your visit!

  16. They look really good -- but to us Potato Pancakes are a side dish and to DH they're made from leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast!

  17. I have always wanted to make these but just never have. Thank you for the recipe! I am making them this weekend for the family!
    Have a pretty day!

  18. Yum crispy potato pancakes!

  19. You are such a tease! At least you also give us yummy recipes and tempting photographs. These look so good! Thank you for sharing Andrew's tasty treat with me. I hope you are having a happy and warm Wednesday night.

  20. I am sure you were very much impressed with this meal weren't you? This is a great way to win a girl's heart, I think. Plus they look very appetizing. i would have fallen for them too.

  21. i am from the "deeper south rice eaters" and had never heard of potato pancakes, we were in a resturant and i saw them on the menu, ordered them, they were delish. hubby said (he is a yankee) they used to have them all the time. he did not eat rice as a child only potatos. this looks good and easy. he makes me pancakes for breakfast when i ask, so i might give him this recipe and ask

  22. Potato pancakes are one of life's great pleasures. They were a regular feature on meatless meals when I was a child. My sister and I used to have a competition to see who could make the laciest cake. We both got to be very good at it and would alternate the nights when we made them. Yours look wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  23. These potato pancakes look pretty delicious girl. I am going to have to give them a try very very soon.

  24. eeeeee! I love latkes! This looks so delicious.


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