Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

by 247tasty

I think most people would agree, first of all, that certain foods are naturally consider comfort foods, perhaps because they remind us of a specific time, person or place. A satisfying dish of homemade vegetable soup or chili, a stack of good old-fashioned potato cakes, or a slice of Grandma’s apple pie quickly brings back fond childhood memories. I remember clearly the Pancake and Sausage Supper fundraiser our church hosted every winter throughout my childhood. Members of the Church have helped with ticket selling and food storage, serving, and cleaning to ensure productive cases. Simple biscuits, sausage patties, and good old-fashioned potato pancakes were on the menu.

Traditional pancakes are still famous, but the potato pancakes tend to be all by themselves in a class. Some in the community would, therefore, come for the old-fashioned cakes to the pancake and sausage supper. These old-fashioned potato cakes are super simple to produce, as all the ingredients are poured into a blender or food processor and pulse until the batter is smooth, not lumpy. Good old-fashioned potato pancakes have a distinct texture and taste of their own. The pancakes have deliciously small, golden brown edges and are crispy. You can serve this by almost all with a side of maple syrup, sour cream, or apple butter.


2 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup all-purpose flour
(1) onion, diced
(1) egg
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil, or as desired


1. In a bowl, mix the mashed potatoes, flour, onion, egg, black pepper, and salt until the consistency of the batter.

2. Heat vegetable oil over low pressure in a skillet. Put 4-inch batter circles into the hot oil and cook for around 5 minutes per hand, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and remove them with a slotted spoon. Repeat with the leftover batter.

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