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Potato Pancakes

I love latkes, so when I came across this Czech recipe for potato pancakes, I wanted to give it a try. It was quite good, I liked the subtle caraway flavor though my kids were less partial to it. The one problem with the recipe is that it didn't specify how much salt to add, I eyed it but didn't put enough. I'd suggest that you need at least 1-2 tsp of salt. This recipe produces lots of potato pancakes, if I was making it again as a side dish for four people I'd half it.

Potato Pancakes


  • 4 potatoes, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • oil for frying.


Shred the potatoes into a large bowl. Press and pour out as much liquid as possible. Add the salt, pepper & caraway seeds and mix. In a separate bowl beat the eggs with the milk Add eggs to potatoes and blend ell. Add the flour and incorporate.

Heat 1/4" of oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, hand-form a pancake in your hands, squeezing out any extra liquid, and drop it in the oil. Flatten with a spatula Cook until brown, turn, and cook until done. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Adapted from a recipe at the website.

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