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Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

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First of all, I think most people would agree that certain foods are naturally considered comfort foods. Maybe it’s because they remind us of a special time, person or place. For me, a comforting bowl of homemade vegetable soup or chili, a slice of Grandma’s favorite apple pie or a stack of good old-fashioned potato pancakes quickly bring back fond childhood memories.

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Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Throughout my childhood, I distinctly remember the Pancake and Sausage Supper fundraiser our church hosted every winter. Church members helped with ticket sales and food preparation, serving and clean-up to ensure the event was successful. The menu consisted of standard pancakes, sausage patties, and good old-fashioned potato pancakes.

Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Regular pancakes are always popular, however, potato pancakes seem to be in a class all by themselves. Consequently, many people in the community would come to the pancake and sausage supper just for the good old-fashioned potato pancakes!

These potato pancakes are super easy to make because all of the ingredients are dumped into a blender or food processor and pulsated until the batter is smooth, not lumpy.

Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Just like Anna’s Green Low-Carb Protein Pancakes, good old-fashioned potato pancakes have their very own distinct texture, and taste. The pancakes are deliciously thin, golden brown and have crispy edges. Almost everyone serves them with a side of maple syrup, sour cream, or apple butter. (My dad’s favorite topping is apple butter.)

Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Yields 6 - 8 pancakes

A delicious and easy potato pancake recipe.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour (GF Option: use gluten-free flour blend + 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum, unless flour already contains a thickening agent)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (GF Option: use gluten-free brand)
  • (Optional) 1/4 cup chopped onion add/or 1 small clove garlic


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor; cover. Pulsate until mixture is smooth, not lumpy.
  2. Pour small amount of batter onto a preheated, well greased griddle. Cook 2 -3 minutes or until edges are cripsy and golden brown; flip and brown the second side.
  3. Serve immediately with applebutter, sour cream and/or pure maple syrup.

Good Old-Fashioned Potato Pancakes

Good old-fashioned potato pancakes are quick and easy to make gluten-free. Furthermore, they are a fabulous way to use a few potatoes remaining in the bag. One full recipe yields approximately 6 to 8 medium/large size pancakes, depending on how big you make each pancake. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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  • Stephanie H. January 9, 2018, 11:57 pm
    I love potato pancakes. It's one of my favorite food items to have in the morning. My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 10, 2018, 1:14 pm
      Hi Stephanie, We agree!! Potato pancakes for breakfast are so delish! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message. Have a great day! Linda

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