Simple potato pancakes

Easy to make, tasty and crispy – these potato pancakes are my favorite side dish for the holidays!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 297 / Protein 11g / Carbohydr. 53g / Fat 4g

Ingredients (4 servings)

500 gpotatoes (waxy)
1 tspsalt
0.25 tsppepper
0.25 tspnutmeg (ground)
180 gall-purpose flour
vegetable oil for frying (approx. 150ml)
smoked salmon for serving
sour cream for serving


frying pan, plate, vegetable peeler, rubber spatula (optional), ice cream scoop (optional), large bowl, cutting board, knife, paper towel, grater

Wine Tip

Cider, 2014
Sparkling Cider: the ideal companion for potato pancakes – especially when served with apple sauce. The perfect drinking temperature is 12°C/53°F.

Step 1

Simple potato pancakes

Peel onions and cut into fine cubes. Peel potatoes and grate using the large holes on a box grater. Transfer to a large bowl.

vegetable peeler, large bowl, cutting board, knife, grater

2 onions / 500 g potatoes

Step 2

Simple potato pancakes

Generously season potatoes with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Then add in onions, eggs, and flour. Mix well until fully combined and sticky. Add extra flour if needed.

large bowl, rubber spatula

1 tsp salt / 0.25 tsp pepper / 0.25 tsp nutmeg / 2 eggs / 180 g all-purpose flour

Step 3

Simple potato pancakes

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.

frying pan

vegetable oil for frying

Step 4

Simple potato pancakes

Working in batches, drop little mounds of potato mixture into the frying pan. Press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden, approx. 2 – 3 min. on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb extra oil. Serve with smoked salmon and sour cream.

frying pan, plate, ice cream scoop, paper towel

smoked salmon for serving / sour cream for serving