Potato Pancakes

Last month Kelly, Cliff and I went to the Christkindl Market in Chicago. While we were there we had potato pancakes. We knew immediately that we needed to make these at home. It took us a while but we did make them. I remember my mom sometimes making potato pancakes for dinner and I’ve gotten them a few times from the deli but I have not had a lot of potato pancakes in my life. Well, I have a feeling I will be eating a lot more potato pancakes in my future. They were super good. These potato pancakes are one of my favorite things that we have made in the year since we have been doing this blog.

These were super simple to make. Next time I make them I am going to make a huge batch. From start to finish this only took us about 15 minutes. Potato pancakes are really versatile. We ate them for a little snack after we made them. I ate some for dinner a few days later and Cliff finished them off for breakfast this week. They are great because the leftovers freeze really well. Just take them out of the freezer place them directly into a 350 oven and cook for 15 minutes. I will definitely keep these stocked in my freezer for those nights when I just do not want to make dinner!

Here is what you'll need

Peel and quarter the potatoes and onions

Shred them in the food processor

Squeeze out as much water as you can

Add the egg, flour, bredcrumbs, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and onions

Mix it to form a dough

Form a ball in your hand

Place them in the hot oil and press them flat with the pancake flipper

Fry a couple minutes on each side until brown

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!