This is my granddad's fave recipe ever. The house smells amazing whenever I make it



1 pound potatoes, peeled and grated

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 egg

3 tablespoons flour

Salt and pepper to taste

Vegetable oil for frying

Optional toppings: apple sauce, sour cream, smoked salmon, or sauerkraut

Optional sides: green salad or sauerkraut


Grate potatoes and squeeze out excess moisture with a kitchen towel.

Combine grated potatoes with chopped onion.

In a separate bowl, blend egg, flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Gradually mix the egg mixture into the potato-onion mixture.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Drop spoonfuls of potato mixture into the skillet, flattening them into pancakes.

Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

Serve hot with your preferred toppings and sides.


Keep cooked pancakes warm in a low oven if not serving immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.