Potato Pancakes (Placki Ziemniaczane)

Cross between a pancake and a rosti these Polish potato and onion pancakes are quite delicious, particularly when served with goulash

Makes: 12 Small Pancakes


  • 500g peeled potatoes, grated
  • 1/2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • salt 
  • vegetable oil


  1. Once grated leave the potatoes in a bowl for 5 minutes then press the potatoes firmly to get rid of any excess water. 
  2. Add the flour, grated/finely chopped onion, egg and a generous amount of salt. Stir together until well combined.
  3. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan and fry the pancakes (spread the minutes thinly in a pan) until golden on both sides. 
  4. Remove them from the pan onto paper towel to soak up any excess oil.