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Placki Ziemniaczane (Potato Pancakes)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Polish


A potato pancake recipe that uses flour to thicken


  • 3 potatoes (1.5 pounds)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • canola oil for frying


  1. Peel potatoes and grate on the fine side of the grater
  2. Grate onion
  3. Drain potatoes and onion
  4. In a bowl, beat egg, stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth
  5. Add drained potatoes and onion, stirring until well combined
  6. Heat 1/4 inch oil in frying pan over medium-high heat
  7. Add potato batter, 1/4 cup at a time
  8. Using the back of a spoon, spread the batter until the pancake is about 1/2 inch thick, I was able to make 3 at a time
  9. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, my frying pan is larger than the largest burner, so I also rotated them half way through each side to keep the middle from cooking and the outside edge from not getting dark enough
  10. Drain on paper towels.

Keywords: Polish potato pancake