Nana's Potato Pancakes (Placki Kartoflane )

Deneece Gursky


My sister used to visit me with a grocery bag containing potatos, flour, onions and sour creme. These are what she expected me to cook lol. Delicious little potato pancakes. Nana was polish and called them Placki Kartoflane.Poch was her maiden name lol cant get more polish than that . Serve with sour creme or apple sauce

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3 large potatoes peeled and cubed to fit in blender or food processor (nana grated them by hand)
1 onion chopped small pieces
1 to 2 eggs (batter should be gooey and not fall apart easy)
salt pepper and garlic powder to taste
a few tablespoons of flour to bind the mix together
sour cream or apple sauce to top em off if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Put potatoes in blender or processor and turn to a pulpy consistancy. Add onion and seasoning and blend. Add egg and flour. Mix should be gooey and not fall apart easy. If not gooey add second egg. Add more flour for binding if needed. Mix should drop from spoon not pour from it.
Heat oil in fry pan and when water beads when dropped in, add mix by large tablespoonfuls to oil. Cook until crispy on one side, then flip over and do the same on other side. (about five or six minutes each side)
Transfer to plate with paper towel to catch extra grease. Serve hot so they are crispy when serving. Yop with sour cream or applesauce if desired

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes