Potato Pancakes Breakfast Recipe – Cook and Eat With Joy!

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Breakfast Potato Pancakes

Making potato pancakes crisper in breakfast is not rocket science but following few tricks can make them extra crispy,. So let’s cook the recipe and share the joy with each other.

How To Make Breakfast Potatoes :

  • To prepare this recipe, soak the potatoes in cold water for an hour before cooking them. This removes extra starch from potatoes
  • Make sure that the potatoes have dried very well after washing. Otherwise, they will release water while cooking.
  • As soon as they are cooked, drop the potatoes on each.

Breakfast Potato Pancakes Recipe


  • Prep Time: 10 m
  • Cook Time: 10 m
  • Ready In: 20 m
  • 6 servings

Ingredient List


  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose works)
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed powder
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped into small, even pieces
  • 2 potatoes, any kind, grated
  • Table salt, to taste
  • Some cooking oil
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped (optional)
  • Also, 1 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)

Breakfast Potato Pancakes Recipe Directions


  • Step 1- Add all the seasonings and potatoes(can grate or mash boiled potato) to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Step 2-Now mix all the dry ingredients like chickpea and all-purpose flour, Rice flour, and add water gradually until it has a thick consistency. If you would like more flavor, you can add turmeric(for the appetizing color ) and paprika.  

Food FastsTurmeric has a lot of medicinal values and also it enhances the food color and makes it extra appetizing.

  • Step 3-Heat a pan. Pour the batter on it in a circle, as like a pancake. Add cooking oil around the batter and ensure both sides are fully cooked. Don’t worry if it takes a while to finish – you can put the lid on the pan to make it cook faster.
  • Step 4-Serve immediately Hot. The pancake goes great with Coriander Mint Chutney or Mayo.
Breakfast Potato Pancakes
Breakfast Potato Pancakes

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Nutrition Facts For Breakfast Potato Pancakes Recipe


Note-Nutritional can be calculated by using 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, Ghee or Butter.

  • Calories: 442kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 15g, 
  • Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 521mg, 
  • Potassium: 1228mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 580IU, Vitamin C: 36.8mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2.6mg

German Potatoes Pancakes

German potato pancakes are also famous as kartoffel puffer in German. It is not only loved at home but also as a street-side food. It is quite famous during festivals specially during Christmas in Germany.  These German potato pancakes are crispy and very delicious as well.

  • Preparation time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • Oil

Instructions:

  • Take out the liquid from the potatoes after grating by squeezing them with your hands or by keeping it in a clean dishtowel.
  • In a bowl, put the grated potatoes with onions, flour, salt, and eggs, and then mix them properly. You can add more flour if needed.
  • In a nonstick pan, pour a few tbsp of oil over medium flame. Put small pieces in the mixture of the hot pan and use a spoon to flatten it
  • Fry for 3-5 minutes on both sides, until the Kartoffelpuffer is golden. Place them on paper towels briefly.
  • You can coat sugar when it is wet and serve it with apple sauce. You can also serve them with Use crème Fraiche and herbal yogurt to get a savory version. Or simply use meat and gravy for serving. 

Nutritional Value

Calories: 119 kcal, protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, and carbo: 21g

Potatoes Pancakes With Mashed Potatoes

One of the best recipes to prepare with potatoes or leftover potatoes. The quick and delicious dish is perfect for thanks giving or for any get-together.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 2 mashed potatoes
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tbsp flour (all-purpose)
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, add eggs, potatoes, garlic powder, and flour and mix them well.
  • In a skillet. Pour oil and heat it over medium flame.
  • Now fry the potato mixture in the oil and flatten it with the help of a spoon. Cover and cook until crispy on the rim, about 10 minutes; invert onto the serving dish.

Nutritional Value

Calories: 214 kcal, fat: 8.7g, Protein: 7.2g, and carbo: 26.9g

Potato Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

This is a perfect breakfast on the weekend to get the day going. It’s easy to make potato pancakes and you can be imaginative with the filling. In this recipe, you can use potatoes, but carrots, celeriac, or sweet potatoes would be great as well.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large potatoes, carrots, or sweet potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley or chives
  • 2-4 sunflower oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley
  • Half cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup crème Fraiche

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).
  • Put carrots and potatoes in a bowl with the shredded potatoes. Add Salt and pepper as per taste. Add butter, flour, and chopped parsley to the bowl and mix them well.
  • Now pour sunflower oil in the pan and let it heat for some time then put round pancake in the oil. Let them fry and turn golden brown. Repeat as needed until you get 8 pancakes. Put pancakes in the oven to keep them warm.
  • In a bowl, add eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, and onion and mix them well.
  • Heat a medium skillet and melt the remaining 30 mL (2 Tbsp) butter.
  • In a pan pour the egg mixture and cook it for 4-5 minutes until it becomes scramble and then add cheese.
  • Now keep scrambled eggs over potato pancakes and cover them with avocado slices.
  • Use crème and chopped parsley to put on top of the pancake.

Shredded Potato Pancakes

This is a traditional recipe for a potato pancake and is a wonderful food for warmth. You can serve it as a snack or light dinner with apple sauce and sour cream including chicken. If the mixture appears too warm, you should use more flour.

  • Servings: 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 4 large-sized potatoes
  • 1 onion in yellow
  • 1 beaten egg,
  • 1 salt teaspoon
  • All-purpose flour for 2 tablespoons
  • Black pepper ground to taste
  • 2 cups of vegetable frying oil

Instructions:

  • Finely grate the potatoes in a large bowl with the onion. Drain any extra liquid away.
  • Now put pepper, egg, and salt into the mixture. Add enough flour, around 2 to 4 tablespoons each, to make a thick mixture.
  •  Bring the oven temperature down to 200 degrees F or so (95 degrees C).
  • In a skillet, heat enough oil on medium flame to be able to fry ½ inch thick pancakes.
  • Now put pieces of the mixture in the oil and flatten it with a spoon.
  • Fry, turning once until you get golden brown color. Transfer to lined paper towel plates to drain excess oil. Also, keep pancakes in the oven at low temperature before serving (for keeping warm). Repeat the steps until you have used enough of the potato mixture.

Nutritional Value

Calories: 283 kcal, carbo: 46.7g, Fat: 8.4g, and protein: 6.5g

Polish Potato Pancakes

Known in Polish as black kartoflane, Polish potato pancakes are delicious and delightful. This traditional recipe comes from the village of Gwizdały in Poland’s Mazovia region, and it’s surprisingly simple.

  • Preparation time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • Few medium size potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • applesauce

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, blend onion, eggs, potatoes, pepper, and salt properly.
  • To tie the mixture together, add enough flour while leaving it relatively thin.
  • In a skillet pour oil to ¼ inch and let it heat on medium flame.
  • Now form a circle of the potato mixture and then keep it in the oil to fry.
  • Let it fry and become brown from one side, and then turn it to the other side. Decrease the heat to medium if needed to avoid burning.
  • Switch the pancake and fry for 3 to 5 more minutes on the other side or until they turn golden and crisp brown.
  • Drain excess oil on towels made of cloth.
  • Now you can serve it with cream and sugar coating.

Nutritional Value

Calories: 233 kcal, fat: 4g, Protein: 7g and carbo: 42g

German Potato Pancakes From Mashed Potatoes

It is one of the best experiments you can do with leftover potatoes. It is an easy recipe that can be served on Thanksgiving or any occasion.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • T tbsp flour
  • Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions:

  • In a bowl, whisk eggs and then add flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper and mix it well.
  • Add onions and stir it properly.
  • Use a skillet pan to heat butter over a medium gas flame.
  • Scoop the mixture and put it in the skillet and then flatten it with the help of a spoon.
  • Cook them for another one minute and then turn them properly. Gently force them to a thickness of 3⁄4 inches using the back of your spatula.
  • Let the other side get cooked properly until it turns golden brown.
  • Now to remove excess oil put a paper towel on a plate and keep cooked pancakes on it.
  • After removing the excess oil, you can serve them.

Nutritional Value

Calories: 62, Fat: 1g, Protein: 2g and carbo: 11g

Mashed Potato Pancakes Without Flour

The mashed potato pancakes are one the best way to use the leftover potatoes and experiment with them. It just takes five ingredients and some planning to make perfect mashed potato pancakes.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  • Little peas, 3/4 lb Boomer Gold
  • 1 Big egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Sliced green onion
  • Salt of 1/2 tsp
  • The Flour (optional)

Instructions:

  • In a pot, pour water and add potatoes and boil it on medium-high flame.
  • Reduce the heat to medium flame and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  • After it gets boiled, take out them and then mash after they get cooled.
  • Mix the mashed potatoes, egg, cheese, onion, and salt in a big bowl.
  • Heat a medium-high griddle or large frying pan and apply non-stick spray on it. Scoop the mixture of potato on a hot griddle and press to flatten it.
  • Let pancakes cook for three to five minutes or until they turn golden brown. Once done, flip them and allow another side to turn golden brown.
  • Serve or top as desired with sour cream, cheese, and green onions.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato pancakes are the nice way to boost your breakfast nutrition. They are delicious, and best meal to kick-start your day.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet medium potato
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1/2 a cinnamon teaspoon
  • Extract 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tall egg
  • 1 cup of flour, all the wheat
  • 2 teaspoons of powder for baking
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

  • Cook your sweet potatoes (this can be done the night before). Take 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Blend egg, potatoes, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a blender.
  • Now add baking powder along with salt (as per taste) and flour. Add the mixture of sweet potatoes and stir to make a uniform mixture.
  • To ensure the consistency of the pancake batter, add more milk if needed.
  • Add batter to a hot griddle greased non-stick cooking spray. Once the pancakes turn brown from both sides they are done.
  • Serve warm with sliced bananas, yogurt, and a splash of maple syrup on top.

Nutritional Value

Calories: 347 kcal, fat: 5g, Protein: 12g and carbo: 68g

Conclusion:

Do try these recipes, next time you have cravings for potato pancakes. Or they will fit perfectly as side dishes in your next get-to-together.

Top them either with traditional toppings such as applesauce or sour cream. Or add your own twist to toppings with sauce, black olives, jalapenos, or chives.

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