Potato Pancakes

These always make me think of my grandmother…. and I suppose my father because he has always loved them… loaded with sour cream and chives.

I made them a few nights ago for “the boys” for dinner and they are always a big hit! (Even when I burn them a little bit like this time lol)


Here is what I used to make the potato pancakes…. the sour cream and chives are optional but really add to the taste!

The first thing I did was to peel, wash, cook and mash the potatoes. (I did the mashed potatoes in the microwave without the cheese part to save time).

Then I added the minced garlic, chopped green onion and chopped dill, mixing until fully combined.

Next I mixed in the grated cheese.

And finally the eggs and flour, mixing until thoroughly blended.

I shaped the mixture into “patties,” heated 2 tbsp. of oil in the frying pan on medium high heat and starting to fry them. They cook for about 3 minutes or so per side.

Cooking until both sides are done….

Then served them up onto the plates with a nice big dollop of sour cream and some chopped chives.

Potato Pancakes


  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 – 4 tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. Peel, wash, cook and mash potatoes.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl and add chopped green onion, dill and minced garlic, mix well.
  3. Add grated cheese and mix well again.
  4. Add flour and eggs and mix well to fully combine.
  5. Shape mixture into patties.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in frying pan on medium high heat.
  7. Cook patties over medium high heat, about 3 minutes per side, until both sides are browned and crispy.
  8. Serve warm with sour cream and fresh chives.

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