Potato Pancakes

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Makes 10 pancakes

Lighter than air potato pancakes, these yummy snacks also make for an excellent side-dish!

2 cups
mashed potatoes
onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
2 tbsp
all purpose/plain flour
eggs, lightly beaten
salt & pepper to taste
oil for frying
Variations: play with adding paprika, cumin, fresh chopped herbs, corn, peas…anything you like.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.

In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes, onion, garlic, flour, eggs, salt, and ground black pepper with a fork.

Fry about 2 tablespoons of batter at a time (that’s 3-4 pancakes for each batch). Flatten with the back of the spoon. Fry about 4-5 minutes, or until nicely browned. Using spatula, flip gently to other side and fry 4-5 minutes more.

Do not flip them over before they are properly browned otherwise they will stick. Make sure the oil is hot before putting in the potato pancakes. Also, do not crowd the pan, fry them a few at a time so they can get properly done and remain crisp.

Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Serve hot!


what does AP flour mean?

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All-purpose flour. Plain flour.

Can I use curd here instead of eggs Fauzia??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I have not tried replacing the eggs in this recipe, but you can give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

Pls is it deep fry or shallow

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Either will work, I prefer to shallow fry.

I tried potato pancake today and alhamdulillah all the kids loved it, though I had to be adding flour coz d mixture get more moist as I fry.jazakAllah khairan

They came out very tasty...thnx so much

Am defently going to try dem

Aswk.Cn i kp the mixture in fridge for later use.

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Yes you can.

do v hv to use water to make the batter

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, do not add water.

2cup mashed potato meanz how much potatos to boil????

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

About 3-5 potatoes depending on size.

i just made em.......they r good.......yummi

they turned out really yummy!
one of those rainy day recipe :)

Salam made them today the pancakes didn't set and kept breaking up. Added more flour and they were better.
But found them too oily. I shallow fried. Also it felt like the mixture didnt cook properly.

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W/Salaam, did you boil the potatoes when they were already peeled? Sounds like they had too much water in them, that would cause them to break up. Always boil the potatoes with the peel on and then peel and mash them for dry results ideal for such dishes.

That would explain what went wrong with this batch :-) Thanks Fouzia.

Salaams Fauzia. Can these be grilled/baked? If so, please advise at what temperature and for how long. Thanks and God bless!

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W/Salaam, yes you can grill these at around 200 C (fairly hot oven) for about 10-15 minutes, flip them midway through baking to ensure all sides are evenly cooked. The reason I prefer pan frying with a very light drizzle of oil is that they retain a lot more moisture this way as opposed to oven baking/grilling which sometimes tends to dry them a little bit.

Thank you:) My hubby has to be on an oil free diet for some time due to some stomach issues, hence everything I make has to have zero oil! Will definitely fry them when he is better Inshallah!

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That's ok and inshaAllah praying he feels better soon!! :)