Episode 2: Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes
These potato pancakes are my favorites going back to my childhood. Very easy to make and does not require any special or expensive ingredients.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • canola or vegetable oil (for frying)
  • some sour cream ((to serve and garnish))
  • chives or scallions ((chopped, to serve and garnish))
Instructions
  1. Grate your potatoes and onion. You may use a grader or a food processor, whichever is easier for you.
  2. If you wish, you can strain your grated potatoes out of the liquid. You can do so in a strainer or just squeezing the potatoes by hand.
  3. Combine grated potatoes, grated onion, eggs, flour, slat and pepper in a bowl and mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.
  4. Fry the potato pancakes on medium high heat in a cast iron skillet (or other non-stick skillet) for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. For best results serve hot while the potato pancakes are still hot and crispy.
Notes
These potato pancakes are my favourites going back to my childhood. Very easy to make and does not require any special or expensive ingredients.

Some people love their potato pancakes with apple sauce, some with sour cream. My favorite way to eat them is with a dressing my mom used to make with sunflower oil, water and garlic- yum 🙂
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Meet the Author

Fr Vlad

Fr. Vlad Zablotskyy is the rector of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Buffalo, NY. He enjoys cooking, baking bread and gardening.

3 comments… add one
  • Eleni Oct 4, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Nobody will refuse these mouthwatering delights! A meal in itself with a side salad…and adding some grated yams to the potato adds nutrition… and sweetness.

    • Fr Vlad Oct 4, 2013, 2:30 pm

      Sounds delicious Eleni! When are you coming to be the guest chef on our show?

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