How To Make the Most Delicious, Easiest Potato Pancakes Ever

When you run out of breakfast ideas or don’t know what to serve for dinner, go back to the good old potato pancakes. They are perfect if you want to create a simple, yet delicious meal. There are lots of recipes for potato pancakes, but with this article, we’ll teach you how to create sumptuous potato pancakes the easiest possible way. Read on.

Gather your ingredients

  • For a family of four, you need:
  • four large potatoes
  • one small onion
  • oil (vegetable or olive)
  • salt
  • sugar

Multiply your ingredients if you are making for a larger family.

Prepare the potatoes

Wash your potatoes very well under running water. Or if possible, soak them in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Then peel them. There are some people who want to use unpeeled potatoes, but peeling them or not is a personal choice. Cut the potatoes into small slices after.

Chop the onion

Now, get your onion and remove the skin. Chop it finely and set aside.

Grate the chopped ingredients

Put the sliced potatoes in a blender. Turn it on and shred the potatoes. After a few seconds, add the onions and put a pinch amount of salt and sugar. Turn the blender on for another cycle until the ingredients reach a smooth consistency. Transfer the mixture into a bowl after.

Heat the pan

Make sure to heat a large pan as you blend the ingredients together. When it is already hot, carefully pour your oil. Heat the oil for a few more minutes until it is ready for cooking. Remember that the oil should be really hot before you cook; otherwise the potato pancakes might stick to the pan (in case you are using a non-stick skillet) or might come out very oily. You know the oil is hot enough if it is already smoking or if it sizzles if you put a small amount of blended potatoes.

Fry the blended potatoes

Once you are very sure your oil is ready for cooking, scoop out an amount of blended potatoes and drop it into the oil. The size of the pancakes depends on your preference, but you can put two to three tablespoons to make one pancake. Flatten the pancake out and shape the edges to make it perfectly round. Drop as many pancakes as your pan will allow, but make sure to leave enough room. When the edges are already crisp and brown, turn the pancakes to the other side. For a crisp finish, cook each pancake for around four minutes.

Remove from heat

Take the potato pancakes out of the pan as soon as they turn golden brown. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate. Then cook another batch.

Serve while hot

Potato pancakes are best eaten while hot. Top them with applesauce, yogurt, butter, sour cream, or sugar. When you have young kids, you might want to cool the potato pancakes a bit.

Make sure to eat the potato pancakes right away. If, however, there are leftovers, consider storing them in the freezer. Heat them in the microwave before serving. But take note that leftovers might not taste as good as the freshly cooked pancakes.

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