Cheese Potato Pancakes

Cheese Potato Pancakes

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Here is another quick and easy potato recipe that you can either prepare as a side dish or simply as a snack.  For these 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

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  • Makes about 15 pancakes
  • 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
  1. Use the large holes of the grater to grate cheese and potatoes.
  2. Transfer the potatoes into a kitchen towel and squeeze as much liquid as you possible can.
  3. Place the potatoes into a large bowl. Add cheeses, onion, garlic powder, flour, salt, pepper and eggs. Stir to combine.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook until browned about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.
  7. Transfer the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  8. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing sour cream with  chili garlic sauce.
  9. Serve the potato pancakes while still warm.
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Nutrition facts 1 Pancake (91g) - Calories:131, Fat:7.5g, Saturated Fat:3.1g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:12.1g, Sugar: 0.9g, Fiber:1.6g, Protein:4.2g, Cholesterol:31mg, Calories from Fat 67, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 280mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 21%, Calcium 7%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade B, Daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On September 20, 2016 at 07:48 pm, Julie Scriver said...
OMG!!! These were wonderful! Closest thing to my Mom's that I ever made.

Hehe - so happy to hear that

On September 20, 2016 at 08:37 pm, K.Garski said...
baking power makes them browner potato masher makes them much thinner and crisper than that shown-twice as thin use butter -never, ever oil
On September 21, 2016 at 08:23 pm, Janet said...
I Love your nice simple recipes.
On September 22, 2016 at 03:58 pm, Donna said...
sounds yummy
On September 22, 2016 at 04:59 pm, Alice said...
Making these tomorrow. Sounds delicious!
On September 22, 2016 at 08:38 pm, Evelyn Mochon said...
Crispy Potatoe pancakes
On September 22, 2016 at 08:40 pm, Leigh said...
what kind of potato is best for this recipe?

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

On September 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm, Martha said...
Where do you buy chili garlic sauce?

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


Add garlic if desired

On September 23, 2016 at 10:24 am, Catherine said...
Can these be frozen? Do you have to cook first and then freeze or how can they be frozen.

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

On September 23, 2016 at 05:46 pm, Kent said...
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

Sounds wonderful :) Glad you like them Kent

On September 24, 2016 at 10:12 am, SANDY BICHENER said...
love receipes
On September 24, 2016 at 09:43 pm, Pat said...
How do I make chili garlic sauce? I've never seen it in a grocery store. Thanks.

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

On September 25, 2016 at 02:47 pm, Donna said...
If they taste as good as they look...................I would make them!
On September 25, 2016 at 05:50 pm, Kayle said...
Y-U-M!!! These are totally my idea of a perfect appetizer!!!
On September 25, 2016 at 06:20 pm, Jeanne-Marie Baxter said...
Where do you buy the chili garlic sauce? I don't think I've ever seen it before.

Search it on Asian section in grocery stores

On September 26, 2016 at 01:00 pm, Laila said...
Would it work if you used grated frozen potatoes, defrosted and water squeezed from them??

yes.. should work just fine

On September 29, 2016 at 05:28 pm, Nicole said...
Oh, yum! Am going to try this! Maybe make some with shredded and drained zucchini! Thank you!
On September 29, 2016 at 10:06 pm, Darla said...
Can you use frozen hashbrowns instead
On October 01, 2016 at 05:51 pm, Diana said...
I tried this recipe and it was easy and good,i used it as a side. Thanks

So glad you enjoyed the recipe :) 

On October 03, 2016 at 08:38 am, Ruthann McCoy said...
Can we use grated frozen hash brown potatoes?

yes you can 

On October 04, 2016 at 11:22 am, Barbara said...
What is in the chili garlic sauce please.

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

On October 08, 2016 at 08:35 am, Mary said...
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.

you can consider adding some ground oats instead

On October 14, 2016 at 12:08 am, Faithypoo717 said...
Tried to subscribe, could not.....would like to receive your recipes.... Thanks,
On October 14, 2016 at 04:34 pm, Donna said...
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.
On October 14, 2016 at 07:37 pm, maria esther said...
muy ricas quedan yo las conocia con otro nombre y sin la salsa
On October 17, 2016 at 02:15 pm, Genesee said...
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.
On October 18, 2016 at 09:00 pm, Jo said...
These look so good.
On October 19, 2016 at 05:15 pm, carol said...
Chili Garlic sauce is in the Asian section - Siracha sauce
On October 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm, Jane said...
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.
On October 23, 2016 at 05:57 pm, Gee said...
chili garlic sauce is also known as Sirracha.
On October 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm, Linda Winkler said...
Chili Garlic Sauce is Chinese and available in a jar. They sell it at Walmart.
On October 25, 2016 at 04:04 am, Ssmittee said...
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
On October 26, 2016 at 03:25 am, Eve said...
I Love Potato Pancakes! I'm Totally Gonna make these.... :)
On October 26, 2016 at 06:40 pm, mabel riebalkin said...
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!!!!!
On October 28, 2016 at 07:56 pm, Anna said...
LOOOVE IT! Polish beer, potato pancakes, CUBS game! What's not to love? Just made them for my family and friends, everybody loves them! Thank you!
On October 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm, Donna said...
So can I use smoked paprika in the sour cream instead of the chili sauce?
On October 29, 2016 at 07:47 am, Debbie said...
My grandma use to make these and we top them off with applesauce...yum
On November 08, 2016 at 04:27 am, Dorella said...
What is all purpose flour ? Would that be plain flour in Britain
On December 06, 2016 at 10:41 am, Sharon said...
I always use shredded simply potatos , not frozen and great quality for my latkes
On January 11, 2017 at 10:58 pm, Lorna Penner said...
I will try this recipy soon. Thank-you for posting it. Lorna
On March 03, 2017 at 06:20 am, Smita said...
It looks delicious, will definitely try it. thanks for sharing.
On March 16, 2017 at 03:21 pm, Marge said...
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 :-)
On March 17, 2017 at 07:40 am, michael gloggnitzer said...
yes, this is really great and simple, thank you - this web is wonderful! regards from austria, michael
On March 20, 2017 at 01:36 am, michael gloggnitzer said...
great receips, thank you so very much!!!
On August 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm, Olivia said...
These were absolutely delicious! Thanks!
On August 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm, Stephani said...
Have made these, but they are potato latkys
On December 02, 2017 at 06:46 pm, Cinnamon said...
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.


You can use any tipe of potates.

On April 22, 2018 at 02:06 pm, Shawntiah said...
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!
On April 24, 2018 at 03:57 pm, shalini said...
is there any substitute for eggs...iam a vegetarian...want to try for my kids
On August 23, 2018 at 09:21 am, Pavlina said...
Can these be baked and if yes for what time and how many degrees?

Hi Pavlina.

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

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On October 21, 2019 at 03:48 pm, Christina said...
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
On November 16, 2019 at 02:34 am, marie said...
This is a must try recipe <3 Thanks for sharing
On June 10, 2020 at 04:56 am, Deepika said...
I made it today. A must-try recipe. Thanks for sharing.
On December 14, 2021 at 02:28 pm, Rahul said...
My favorite vegetable is Potato. I tried Cheese Potato Pancakes it is delicious and tasty
On December 15, 2021 at 12:58 am, Sandeep said...
Cheese Potato Pancakes look very delicious. I tried this and was tasty. Thanks for the wonderful post.

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