Potato and Spring Pancakes Recipe

Potato and spring onion pancakes

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Looking for an easy savoury pancake recipe? Check out these quick potato pancakes. We've used instant mash in this recipe making the pancakes super soft and smooth


Try these potato and spring onion pancakes, then check out our American pancakessavoury pancakespotato pancakes, sourdough pancakes and more delicious pancake recipes.

Instant mashed potato might be something you last encountered at school but I’ve been converted recently after a blind tasting of Idahoan Perfect Mash. No weird aftertaste and no gluey texture, just fluffy mash you can make using a kettle. I’m not sure it will totally replace my regular mash (after all it only takes 20 minutes to whip up) but as a storecupboard standby it’s a great quick fix for fishcakes, pie toppers and these fluffy breakfast pancakes. £1.50/109g, available in large supermarkets and online.



  • mashed potato 200g, chilled (make up a pack or use leftovers)
  • plain flour 50g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • egg 1 small, beaten
  • buttermilk 100ml
  • milk 1-2 tbsp
  • spring onions 4, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • parmesan 30g, finely grated
  • butter for frying


  • pancetta 8 slices, grilled
  • soft-boiled eggs 4
  • avocado 1, sliced


  • Step 1

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

  • Step 2

    Heat a frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Spoon in the batter to make small, 10cm-wide pancakes. When small bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook until golden. Serve with the pancetta, soft-boiled eggs, avocado slices, and a sprinkle of spring onions.

Watch our 20-second video for the easiest way to stone an avocado...

Try some of our other savoury pancake recipes

Spinach Pancake Recipe with Smoked Salmon

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 157
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 19.7g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 7.5g
  • Salt 0.9g