Polish Potato Pancakes (Placki ziemniaczane)

In Poland everybody knows how to make potato pancakes. Some like it with sour cream on top or with sauce, some like it with jam or sugar. I like potato pancakes plain.

When I was a child my mum made the top of potato pancakes for me and my friends. In high school we made them in hostels during mountain trips. When we made potato pancakes in college in campus kitchen sometimes it turned into a spontaneous party for everybody. Currently I make them when I miss Poland or I’m in bad mood. I love these small golden rounds. I know they aren’t healthy and have lots of calories but who tries pancakes for the first time they will love them forever.

For 4

1 med. Onions, grated
half kg potatoes, grated
1 egg
3 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Ground pepper, to taste
1- 2 tbsp. sunflower oli
2 tbsp butter

Peel and grate potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Add salt, pepper, flour, egg and mix well. (Potatoes turn brown as they stand, which is natural.)
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in large heavy skillet. Drop potato mixture by spoonfuls into hot fat, and make 10 cm in diameter pancakes. Potato pancakes fry about 3 minutes or more on each side to become crisp and golden. Serve hot.


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  1. easy & yummy!! bookmarked this...did never have potato pancake...let this b the first..thnk u dr...

    pls do visit ma blog sometime...

  2. Yes I can see why these would be a favourite Gosia. Thank you for sharing your recipe and for visiting.



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