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