Potato Pancakes Recipe

Potato pancakes

  • makes 6
  • Easy

Try our moreish potato pancakes topped with crème fraîche and chives for a savoury brunch this weekend


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  • floury potatoes 300g, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • plain flour 50g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • egg 1, beaten
  • buttermilk 100ml
  • milk 1-2 tbsp
  • butter for frying


  • crème fraîche
  • chopped chives


  • Step 1

    Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water. Bring to a simmer then cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain really well then tip back into the pan, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to steam dry. Mash really well then cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Put the potato in a bowl and mix in the flour, baking powder and egg. Stir in the buttermilk and season really well.

  • Step 3

    Heat a frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Cooking 2 or 3 pancakes at a time, spoon in enough batter to make small, 10cm pancakes. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook until golden.

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