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Crispy Potato Pancakes

Here's a potato pancake recipe that doesn't take much time to make and is just right for two people. Weekends become our time to relax and enjoy life, and these potato pancakes are one of our favorite treats. —Nancy Salinas, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Canola oil


  • Finely grate potatoes; drain any liquid. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add egg, onion, flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder; mix well.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1/8 in. of oil over medium heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls; press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 187 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Lou
    Nov 17, 2017

    Very good. I additionally added some green onion, parsley and one with sour cream. Don't overcook them; the taste easily changes.

  • aug2295
    Oct 5, 2014

    Tasty and easy.

  • LisaMGatchek
    Feb 3, 2013

    i love potato pancakes, the problem is the recipes are so large. this on is just perfect. It cooks up nice and crisp and I don't have to make a ton of pancakes. It's perfect for just two people. It's is good good, I'm going to make it again and again.

  • jbpllp
    Jun 12, 2010

    quick and easy. Lots of compliments.