Potato pancakes

I love potatoes. In fact if you don’t like potatoes I’m pretty sure we can’t be friends. I realize they’re probably not the best thing to eat if you’re trying to lose weight, but since the Super Bowl was this past weekend and I busted out some homemade potato skins, I had leftover potatoes.

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One of my favorite things to do with leftover potatoes is make Latkes or potato pancakes. They’re really very easy!

Potato Pancakes
What is not to love about potato pancakes?
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
13 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
13 min
  1. 4 cups of leftover potato/boiled potatoes/frozen shredded potatoes
  2. 1/4 c diced onion
  3. 1 egg
  4. 3 tsp flour
  5. 3/4 c grated cheddar cheese
  6. 1 Tblsp dried chives
  7. Salt to taste
  1. Into a hot pan of butter and bacon grease I added the tennis ball-sized potato mixture. Once it started to get golden, I mashed them with the backside of a spoon until they were relatively flat.
  2. Cook about 3 minutes per side.
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I served them with a dollop of sour cream, but I believe traditionally they’re served with sour cream and applesauce on top: but they’re also made with grated potatoes traditionally, too. Whoever said I was traditional?

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They’re so dang yummy folks! Happy Trails!


  1. Thank you these sound sinfully good!

  2. I love potato pancakes. We call them latkes. Yum!

  3. Did you see that you won the scarf? I sent you an email but I wasn’t sure you got it! If you didn’t, can you please contact me: jennifer at thesouthdakotacowgirl dot com, with your mailing address, Japolina?

  4. Potato pancakes are one of the best things ever. Loved them as a kid and love them now!!!

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