Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium onion, peeled
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Sour cream, applesauce, or your favorite topping for serving


Grate the Potatoes and Onion:

  1. Using a box grater or a food processor with a grating attachment, grate the peeled potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the grated potatoes and onion in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture.

 Prepare the Batter:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes and onion with beaten eggs.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to form a batter.

 Heat the Oil:

  1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

 Fry the Potato Pancakes:

  1. Spoon the potato batter into the hot oil, forming pancakes of your desired size.
  2. Flatten each pancake with a spatula and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Adjust the heat as needed to ensure even cooking without burning.

Drain and Serve:

  1. Place the cooked potato pancakes on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  2. Repeat the process until all the batter is used.


  1. Serve the potato pancakes hot.
  2. Top with sour cream, applesauce, or your favorite topping.
  3. Enjoy the crispy and delicious Best Potato Pancakes Ever!

Note: Feel free to customize by adding chopped herbs, grated cheese, or other seasonings to the batter for extra flavor.

These potato pancakes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making them a classic and comforting dish that’s perfect for breakfast or as a side dish.

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