Potato Pancakes

These are the potato pancakes my grandfather on my father’s side liked. My mom would always make them when he came to visit. They are nothing like the latkes I make my family with shredded potato.

Potato Pancakes

2 cups mashed potatoes (either leftover or make some up with instant)
1 egg
1/4 cup Bisquick or flour
2 tbs grated onion
salt and pepper to taste

Mix together. Form into pancakes and fry in skillet with some oil/Pam. Serve with applesauce, sour cream, and pork roast if you are the sort.


  1. These were a favorite in our house when I was growing up. I still love them. I don’t usually add flour or onion to mine, tho. My husband and the kids didn’t want the onions. Boo on them. lol

  2. I prefer making latkes with shredded potato (or shredded zucchini or carrots, mmm!), but a creamy-smooth potato pancake tastes more decadent somehow 😀 Thanks for posting the recipe, I’m inspired for tomorrow’s meal…

  3. Justine says:

    I agree with Erica…being Polish and raised in Baltimore, I ate latkes several times a week growing up. My Mother used grated raw potatos (including the skin), a little flour, a little shredded onion, salt & pepper, maybe an optional egg to hold everything together, and that’s all. The secret to frying them to crisp perfection is to use lard, yes, lard, or any leftover grease, NOT oil (we didn’t have oil in the ‘olden days when I was little’ as my kids used to say. Yum.

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