Potato Pancakes from the Public Health Cookbook by the Seattle & King County Department of Public Health—original source of recipe, public domain government resource

  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4



  1. Put grated potato in a colander, set over a bowl or the sink, and press out the liquid with your hands. The potato will eventually turn pink, this is normal. Let the potato sit in the bowl for another 5 minutes and press again.
  2. Combine the potatoes with the milk, carrot and flour in a bowl. Stir the ingredients to mix.
  3. In a large, heavy skillet or non-stick pan, heat 1 Tbl. oil on medium heat.
  4. Add about ¼ cup of batter per cake, turning them when golden brown on the bottom.
  5. Place cakes on a plate covered with paper towels and keep warm in a low heated oven until all the cakes are ready.
  6. Serve potato pancakes with fresh applesauce or plain yogurt.
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