Ingredients

How to make it

  • Insert the grating disk into the food processor.
  • Push potato chunks down into the shoot.
  • While the processor is running, add the eggs, flour, salt and pepper down the shoot.
  • Process until well combined.
  • In a large, heavy skillet on medium high heat, add enough vegetable shortening to come to a depth of at least 1 inch.
  • Heat until hot, but do not allow the oil to smoke.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of potato mixture into skillet and spread out to a 3 inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Fry until brown on the bottom (do not turn until the pancake is brown or it will stick), about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium if necessary, to prevent burning.
  • Turn the pancake and fry on the other side 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with applesauce and sour cream.
  • Original recipe suggests granulated sugar but I don't think it's necessary.
  • Suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons grated onion and or 1 grated garlic clove to the batter, and or 2 tablespoons fried, chopped bacon, if desired.

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  • sheila1113 3 years ago
    Barb: It would have been nice if, before you posted such a nasty message on Lor's own site, for all of her viewers to see, that you actually took the time to read this page in its entirety. Lor CLEARLY told all of us that the recipe was yours and where she found it. And, it is listed right at the very top of this page before you even see the recipe. Here is what she said. "I double or triple this recipe because these latkes are so delicious. Polish Potato Pancake ("Placki Kartoflane") recipe was located at about.com and Barbara Rolek submitted it.
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    pippy ate it and said...
    I love these. I've never made them but I have had them made for me. I am so glad I found this recipe and it's 5 forks from me.
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  • bostonmargy 4 years ago
    Potato pancakes are a made-in-heaven recipe for Poles! My mom loves them.
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Love the recipe and love the half sweet potatoe and white potatoe. I alos love these fried together with part oil and part butter yummy thanks high5 too LOR, YEah
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    shazam ate it and said...
    Great recipe Lor and it looks like you're the better person compared to Barb Rolek. High 5 to "your" version.
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    laurieg ate it and said...
    My "bobzi" used to make these although she grated everything with the grater but she never could tell me how much of everything. Thanks for the recipe i haven't had them in years and I can't wait to have them again.... You brought back a great childhood food.
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Lor..this is LOVELY many thanks
    and a YUMMY 55555! :)
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  • lor 5 years ago
    According to Barb Rolek, who has recipes on about.com, whenever a recipe is posted from a site, we must submit that site and not just the name of the the individual. Therefore, the original recipe for Polish Potato Pancakes or Packi Kartoflane that I posted, is from http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/starches/r/potatopancakes.htm. I had changed the original recipe according to the way I like it, so I would say I have combined the recipe that Barb Rolek posted on about.com and my personal preference/idea.
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    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    This is fabulous. I was searching for a potato pancake recipe for a friend of mine. Her family are from Europe and she said this is what she was looking for. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.
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    danadooley ate it and said...
    Thanks for posting this lor, I love potato pancakes.
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I have just realized that Barbara Rolek gave a bad mark to her own recipe! This is funny!
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Wow, i don't think I like Barbara Rolek anymore.... I would be flattered if somebody would add my recipes to their collection, not upset!?!?! And I thought the Polish Potato Pancakes were invented by Polish people, not by Barbara Rolek! To tell you the truth, I do not see a big difference in the recipe I have from my Granny to this Barbara Rolek recipe?!? She probably had it from her Grandma, too - so, why so much ownership over it?
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    chacha ate it and said...
    Thanks for posting the recipe Lor and allowing us to obtain it here at Group Recipe. You've got my 5 forks but quite honestly, I make my potato pancakes the same way and my recipe didn't come from Barb Rolek. My recipe came from a very old cookbook I have and the recipe is a latke recipe. Maybe she took it from there?
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  • lor 6 years ago
    Hi Barb and I DID INCLUDE YOUR NAME as the person who created the recipe. Did you miss that?
    No need to get nasty, and I repeat, I DID post YOUR NAME. Odd that you rated your own recipe so poorly???
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  • barbrolek 6 years ago
    I am Barbars Rolek and this is my recipe. If you intend to use it, please include my Web site: http://easteuropeanfood.about.com.
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    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    wonderful! ^5
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    Like the uses of this tuber in your recipe.

    Dziekuje
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I would not skip the sugar/applesauce/sourcream serving for the world! This sounds deeeeeliiiiciiious! High5!
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    nazzb ate it and said...
    Hi
    This sounds lovely although I am not sure about the sugar or applesauce (but then, that's me - I don't like sweet and savoury). I think they would be lovely with some grilled meat or just a salad.
    Nazaté
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