Placki Ziemniaczane (Polish Potato Pancakes)

Grace Gniazdowska


I know there are hundreds of recipes out there, but this is the way my babcia (grandma) taught me how to make them. I just love my grandmas recipe the most. You be the judge :)


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15 Min
1 Hr


How to Make Placki Ziemniaczane (Polish Potato Pancakes)


  1. Peel your potatoes garlic and onions.
    Grate potatoes onions and garlic on the smallest grater into a large bowl. Add eggs and mix it well.
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Once the ingredients are well mixed slowly add the flour a little bit at a time while mixing. Once you have a well mixed batter, use a large spoon or a small ladle to pour the pancakes in to the hot oil. Do do not make them too thick or too big. They should be approx. the size of a coaster. The dough should be medium thickness, not soupy. (just thick enough to stay on the spoon) You may always add a little bit of flour. Do not add water or other liquid. That is the purpose of adding the flour gradually.
  3. Let the pancakes fry on each side until you see the edges turn light golden, flip and let fry on med. Do not leave them alone and walk away, they are easy to burn. This makes about 10 pancakes. Double the ingredients to make more.

    P.S. I never actually use a glass of flour, I always add the flower slowly until I get desired consistency. I hope you like these as much as we do. Enjoy :)

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