Potato Pancakes Recipe with Cheese

how to make potato pancakes

The potato pancakes recipe is most popular in many countries. Potato pancakes mainly originated in eastern European countries like Germany, Austria, Russia, and Poland as a side dish. Today, we’re going to make this traditional dish with cheese. Let’s see how to make potato pancakes.




Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes


283 kcal

Did you know? The potato pancakes recipe is documented in the early 14th century to celebrate Hanukkah. Let’s see what ingredients we’ll need.

Ingredients for Potato Pancakes with Cheese:

  • 500 gram (1 pound) potato
  • About 90 g (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour + flour for coating
  • 4 g (1 tablespoon ) sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper
  • Mozzarella cheese or different cheese like Cheddar.

Directions to Make Potato Pancakes:

  • Skin the potatoes and cut them into medium size pieces.
boil and cut the potato chunks
  • Boil potato pieces in salted water until fork-tender.
  • Mash potatoes instantly when still hot with a fork (or a potato ricer or a potato masher) till smooth and creamy.
mash potatoes
  • Add flour*, sugar, salt, pepper to the mashed potatoes and mix till getting a not-sticky and somewhat dry but soft mix.
  • Don’t overmix or your mix could become too sticky.
  • Next, use a 4cm-1,5inch ice cream scooper to take 2 scoops of mashed potato mix.
  • Next, flour your hands to avoid sticking, and make a disc.
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of chopped Mozzarella cheese in the center of the disc and roll to make a ball.
chopped mozzarella cheese
  • Slightly flatten the ball, coat every side with some flour, and place on a dish lined with parchment paper or well floured to avoid sticking.
roll to form a ball
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the potatoes.
roll the potatoes
  • Heat a large non-stick pan with about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (we used peanut Oil) and cook every side at medium heat for around 5 minutes or till evenly browned.
cook potato pancakes
  • Next, drain over a paper towel and serve instantly.
potato pancake recipe

You can store it in the refrigerator for 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You may add slightly more flour if your potatoes consume more water during the cooking time and if the dough is very sticky.

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