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Serve with:  Homemade Applesauce

Potato Pancakes
Baking potatoes, often called russet or Idaho potatoes, make the best potato pancakes. Potato pancakes are a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can make a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serves 4 - 6.
Servings
5people
Servings
5people
Potato Pancakes
Baking potatoes, often called russet or Idaho potatoes, make the best potato pancakes. Potato pancakes are a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can make a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serves 4 - 6.
Servings
5people
Servings
5people
Ingredients
  • 3 baking potatoesPeeled (about 4½ cups grated potatoes)
  • 1 green onionthinly sliced
  • 2 eggsbeaten
  • ¾tsp salt
  • ¾cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • Additional vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1cup sour cream(optional)
Instructions
  1. Grate peeled potatoes directly into a bowl of water. Transfer the grated potatoes into a colander and press them to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. Add the flour, whisking to combine. Add the potatoes and sliced green onion and mix well.
  3. Heat a skillet over high heat. Spread a small amount of oil evenly over the surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the potato mixture to form each potato pancake. Flatten the pancakes with a spatula and cook until dark golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve immediately topped with applesauce and sour cream, if using.
Recipe Notes

What Kids Can Do

With adult supervision, kids can be super helpful in the kitchen. Plus when kids help make healthy food, they’re more likely to try it!

Kids can help:

  • Scrub, peel, & grate potatoes!
  • Whisk eggs
  • Measure ingredients
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