Adding beets gives the potato pancakes a lovely red color. See Notes for other veggies to add.





Potato Pancakes


  • 2 medium potatoes peeled if desired. See note for other veggies to add.
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Grate the potatoes and other vegetables (if using).
  • Place the grated potatoes in a clean dish towel and squeeze out the excess water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the vegetables, eggs, flour, onion (if using), and salt and pepper.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto a preheated, greased griddle or large frying pan. Flatten each pancake with the back of a spoon. Cook on both sides until browned.


These taste great served with applesauce and sausages.
You can substitute one of the following for one of the potatoes: one large beet, one large carrot, one medium turnip, an equivalent amount of celeriac.
Keyword Potatoes
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