Cheese Potato Pancakes

Here is another quick and easy potato recipe, that you can either prepare as a side dish or simply as a snack.  For these Cheese Potato Pancakes the potatoes are not cooked in advance but grated and squeezed well of any excess liquid. This step is really important to ensure getting delicious crispy pancakes on the outside.

Potatoes have always made a great pair with cheese and onion so these ingredients are a must as well. As for the spices besides garlic you can add any others you like best, like paprika, chili, herbs and so on.

These Cheese Potato Pancakes turned really great. Really crispy on the outside while the interior is soft and deliciously flavored. You should probably double the quantities as they go really fast. Everybody enjoyed them even the kids. They also can be a great idea for their lunch boxes or to take on the go. Enjoy!

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Recipe slightly adapted after sweetandsavorybyshinee

Cheese Potato Pancakes

Cheese Potato Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
These Cheese Potato Pancakes are simply great. Really crispy on the outside while the interior is soft and deliciously flavored.
Servings 15 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 pounds (900g) potatoes , peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese
  • 3 green onions , chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50g) oil , for frying

Dipping sauce

  • 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  • 1 tbsp (20g) chili garlic sauce


  • Use the large holes of the grater to grate cheese and potatoes.
  • Transfer the potatoes into a kitchen towel and squeeze as much liquid as you possible can.
  • Place the potatoes into a large bowl. Add cheeses, onion, garlic powder, flour, salt, pepper and eggs. Stir to combine.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat. Use an ice cream scoop to take equal amounts of potato mixture and add to the pan. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the patties. Cook about 3 or 4 patties at a time.
  • Cook until browned about 4 minutes per side.
  • Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
  • Transfer the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing sour cream with  chili garlic sauce.
  • Serve the potato pancakes while still warm.



Serving: 1gCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 12.1gProtein: 4.2gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 31mgSugar: 0.9g
Calories: 131kcal
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese potato pancakes, potato pancakes, potato recipes

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  1. Julie Scriver Author says:

    OMG!!! These were wonderful! Closest thing to my Mom’s that I ever made.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hehe – so happy to hear that

  2. K.Garski Author says:

    baking power makes them browner
    potato masher makes them much thinner and crisper than that shown-twice as thin
    use butter -never, ever oil

  3. Janet Author says:

    I Love your nice simple recipes.

  4. Donna Author says:

    sounds yummy

  5. Alice Author says:

    Making these tomorrow. Sounds delicious!

  6. Evelyn Mochon Author says:

    Crispy Potatoe pancakes

  7. Leigh Author says:

    what kind of potato is best for this recipe?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      any kind will be fine.. I like to use the red skinned ones

  8. Martha Author says:

    Where do you buy chili garlic sauce?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I buy from the Asian section in grocery stores or make your own using this recipe

    2. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Add garlic if desired

  9. Catherine Author says:

    Can these be frozen? Do you have to cook first and then freeze or how can they be frozen.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I've never tried freezing them .. but I guess will be fine if frozen after cooking.. 

  10. Thank you. the base potato pancake with nothing extra like cheese and onion is what I grew up on and often after school snack before dinner. Now it is my secret snack few know of. i use 2 with cheese and slice of ham and sour cream and lunch sandwich

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sounds wonderful 🙂 Glad you like them Kent

  11. SANDY BICHENER Author says:

    love receipes

  12. How do I make chili garlic sauce? I’ve never seen it in a grocery store.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I have a delicious recipe, you can consider adding garlic to it if you like..

  13. Donna Author says:

    If they taste as good as they look……………….I would make them!

  14. Y-U-M!!! These are totally my idea of a perfect appetizer!!!

  15. Jeanne-Marie Baxter Author says:

    Where do you buy the chili garlic sauce? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Search it on Asian section in grocery stores

  16. Laila Author says:

    Would it work if you used grated frozen potatoes, defrosted and water squeezed from them??

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes.. should work just fine

  17. Nicole Author says:

    Oh, yum! Am going to try this! Maybe make some with shredded and drained zucchini! Thank you!

  18. Darla Author says:

    Can you use frozen hashbrowns instead

  19. Diana Author says:

    I tried this recipe and it was easy and good,i used it as a side. Thanks

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 

  20. Ruthann McCoy Author says:

    Can we use grated frozen hash brown potatoes?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes you can 

  21. Barbara Author says:

    What is in the chili garlic sauce please.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      You can find it in stores at Asian section or consider making one at home following this recipe and adding some garlic in it

  22. Mary Author says:

    These look really good, but I wonder if there might be a substitute for the flour? Only because the flour in potato pancakes never seems to get cooked through and tastes pasty to me.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      you can consider adding some ground oats instead

  23. Faithypoo717 Author says:

    Tried to subscribe, could not…..would like to receive your recipes….

  24. Donna Author says:

    Chili Garlic Sauce is found in the Oriental section in the grocery store. There’s a ROOSTER on the label. I don’t remember the brand, just look for the big rooster. It’s delicious and hot, so I suggest add by taste.

  25. maria esther Author says:

    muy ricas quedan yo las conocia con otro nombre y sin la salsa

  26. Genesee Author says:

    You can find the chili garlic paste in the asian section of any grocery store. It’s in a small glass jar usually and is called Huy Fong sauce as well.

  27. These look so good.

  28. carol Author says:

    Chili Garlic sauce is in the Asian section – Siracha sauce

  29. Jane Author says:

    I think they must mean this asian style chili sauce. Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce – 18 oz jar
    Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce – 18 oz jar
    Wish you could get answers for questions abought recipes. Check google for this brand and where to buy it.

  30. chili garlic sauce is also known as Sirracha.

  31. Linda Winkler Author says:

    Chili Garlic Sauce is Chinese and available in a jar. They sell it at Walmart.

  32. Ssmittee Author says:

    Those dinner cake are marvelous I’ve been making them for about 50. Years and it occurred to me to add cheese or even supply a dip. Ketchup was put on the table along with butter and mayonnaise

  33. I Love Potato Pancakes! I’m Totally Gonna make these…. 🙂

  34. mabel riebalkin Author says:

    Made these today they were very good,I used 1 clove of fresh garlic minced instead of powder and less then 1 tsp of salt will make them again.Very Good!!!!!

  35. Anna Author says:


    Polish beer, potato pancakes, CUBS game! What’s not to love?
    Just made them for my family and friends, everybody loves them!
    Thank you!

  36. Donna Author says:

    So can I use smoked paprika in the sour cream instead of the chili sauce?

  37. Debbie Author says:

    My grandma use to make these and we top them off with applesauce…yum

  38. Dorella Author says:

    What is all purpose flour ? Would that be plain flour in Britain

  39. Sharon Author says:

    I always use shredded simply potatos , not frozen and great quality for my latkes

  40. Lorna Penner Author says:

    I will try this recipy soon. Thank-you for posting it. Lorna

  41. Smita Author says:

    It looks delicious, will definitely try it.
    thanks for sharing.

  42. Marge Author says:

    Ta for the recipe… these are yummy. Made a couple of changes – instead of garlic powder, I used dried mixed herbs, and instead of onion (none in house) used chopped, lightly fried bacon. Worked really well and am planning to try them out on the rest of my family very soon 🙂

  43. michael gloggnitzer Author says:

    yes, this is really great and simple, thank you – this web is wonderful! regards from austria, michael

  44. michael gloggnitzer Author says:

    great receips, thank you so very much!!!

  45. Olivia Author says:

    These were absolutely delicious! Thanks!

  46. Stephani Author says:

    Have made these, but they are potato latkys

  47. Cinnamon Author says:

    Hello – does it matter which type of potato to use? Large waxy potatoes are hard to come by here and majority of potatoes are the Fluffy potatoes typically used for mash or for roasting.
    I love savoury recipes and I love your channel. Your execution of your videos is spot on. Keep up the good work because you are really very good.
    All the best.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:


      You can use any tipe of potates.

  48. Shawntiah Author says:

    I absolutely love this recipe and after making it a few times I tweaked it by doubling the cheeses and the garlic powder and cutting the salt in half. I also use less of the garlic chili sauce as it is very spicy. I just add a tiny bit at a time until I get the right taste that I want. Not too spicy, but just a little kick. Simply delicious and filling. The dip for this is also great with chips!

  49. shalini Author says:

    is there any substitute for eggs…iam a vegetarian…want to try for my kids

  50. Pavlina Author says:

    Can these be baked and if yes for what time and how many degrees?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Pavlina.

      Yes, these can be baked at 200 °C for about 15-20 min.

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  52. Christina Author says:

    Came across your recipe as I was trying to find an easy appetizer for women’s potluck. Liked the pinwheel recipes. Somehow it didn’t seem like the typical recipe but your recipe seemed appealing. Anyway got hooked on going through various other recipes and liked your recipes that were appealing and had style. I became excited to start baking again and the videos were so helpful. Thank you

  53. marie Author says:

    This is a must try recipe <3 Thanks for sharing

  54. Deepika Author says:

    I made it today. A must-try recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  55. Rahul Author says:

    My favorite vegetable is Potato. I tried Cheese Potato Pancakes it is delicious and tasty

  56. Sandeep Author says:

    Cheese Potato Pancakes look very delicious. I tried this and was tasty. Thanks for the wonderful post.

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