Level of Difficulty: Easy
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- 2 lbs (1 kg) of potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbs of flour
- Salt and pepper
Finely shred the potatoes.
Chop the onion into cubes and add to the potatoes.
Add the eggs, flour, salt, and pepper.
Mix everything together.
Fry the pancakes on a small amount of oil on a pan until they are golden brown on both sides.
Serve with mayo, mushrooms, or sugar among other options.
Potato pancakes are a classic dinner option in Poland. It is also very popular in Germany. In both countries, potatoes are a must have for dinner. When I was younger, this was my least favorite dinner for some reason that, to this day, I don’t understand. Now, I love these. They are so simple, and they make a filling, quick, and delicious dinner.
These are a favorite of my grandparents. I made these a lot this summer when I stayed with them this summer. Potato pancakes hold a lot of memories for me from when I was little to now. I always use my grandmother’s recipe for them, and that is what makes them so valuable to me. Even though my grandmother has fallen very sick this past month, and when I think that maybe last summer was the last one I had with her and her cooking, I cry, but using her recipes make me feel like she will never be gone, and I have the image of the vibrant woman she once was teaching little me how to cook. Now, I hope that I get one more chance to cook for her, her favorite meals including this delicacy.
I really recommend trying this recipe out, and if you’re Polish or German, you can get in touch with your roots and a classic dinner that I can guarantee your ancestors enjoyed very much!
Other Polish recipes to check out:
Polish Christmas Cookies: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/polish-christmas-cookies-pierniki/
Cooked Cheesecake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/pascha-cooked-cheesecake/