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Friday, September 30, 2011

Polish Potato Pancakes - Placki Kartoflane - Bill Szemcsak

This is the way my Mom made her Polish Potato Pancakes- If you are going to use this recipe, I can not stress enough the HAND GRATING ! The texture will not be like Mom's if you use a blender or food processor.

    • 5 lbs. Large Potatoes
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Large Yellow onion 

    Grate peeled Potatoes and Onions with a Hand Grater. Add Flour, Eggs, Salt and Black Pepper. (remember, you can always add salt and black pepper to taste)  Mix the ingredients together. Put oil in the bottom of a skillet and heat to medium-high. Put 2 or 3 lumps of the potato mixture in the hot oil (leave space between each lump), and flatten. Let them brown on one side, flip and let brown on the other side. Drain on paper towel. Serve warm.
    Serve with Sour Cream or Applesauce


    1. I use the smallest grate on the Box Grater. The texture comes out perfect. Just like Grandmom made.