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Potato Pancakes



Here is an old-school polish dish for ya'! Its super easy but takes time. I hired Flori to help with the grating, and I had him use the medium grating, so it wouldn't take so long, But ideally you want to use the small grating, if you want to get the consistency of the traditional pancakes. I honestly like a little texture in them. Also you can eat them savory or sweet, as a kid i loved them with just sprinkle of sugar, and side of sour-cream.

But this time I made tzatziki sauce to go along, and it was our dinner. Also its not the healthiest meal either because you have to fry it in pretty good amount of oil. So this was like a treat!


Potato Pancakes

Recipe: (yields about 15 pancakes)


6-7 medium size potatoes ( I used the gold ones)

1 medium onion

2 tbs of flour

2 eggs

frying oil ( I used light EVOO)

salt pepper to taste




Peel the potatoes and grate them, same with onion, you will have a lot of access water from the potatoes you have to make sure to drain as much as possible, ideally put it on a pasta drain and press down, if you don't have one just squeeze potatoes in your hands and get as much liquid out as possible. Don't be concern when the grated potatoes turn brown, its a natural thing when raw potatoes are exposed to air they turn brown.






After its all grated, add your flour, eggs,

salt and pepper. Mix it well, add oil of your choice to the pan, let it heat up over medium heat. You will notice the potatoes will still release water and you want to get rid of it by simply tilting your bowl to the sink to get the access out. Use a tablespoon to scoop them onto the hot pan, fry until golden brown. Make sure to use paper towel on your plate when you take them out so it can absorb as much of the oil.



Tzatziki Sauce


1/5 cup sour-cream

1/5 cup plain yogurt

2 garlic cloves

1 small persian cucumber peeled ( about 1/5 cup)

1tbs fresh dill

salt and pepper to taste


Mix everything in a bowl, and serve on the side of the pancakes!


Bon apetit ✌🏼


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