Sunday, October 21, 2012

Aunt Mabel's Potato Pancakes

My Aunt Mabel is a fantastic cook! Recently I prepared a recipe that she has always been famous for ~ Potato Pancakes! They are delicious served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recently we prepared them as 'cabin fare' and served ours with catsup and a dairy-free ranch dressing, but Aunt Mabel always served hers with creamy cucumber dressing (also very tasty) or Rogers Golden Syrup. Here's a recipe for her famous pancakes.

Aunt Mabel's Potato Pancakes

8 medium potatoes, raw and grated
1 1/2 medium onions
1 package silken tofu, firm and 2 Tbsp. flour*
[or 3 eggs *see note below]
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder

Heat oil in a large skillet to fry the pancakes.

Shred raw, peeled potatoes using a carrot grater. Put in a large bowl. Mince the onions. Add to the potatoes. Next add the tofu, flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.

Use a large spoon and spatula to add the potato mixture to the oil. Brown on one side, flip over, brown the other side. Repeat if necessary (so the potatoes are cooked through) then remove to a plate covered with paper towels to drain. Serve with your favorite dressing or maple syrup.

*Flour is used with the tofu to act as a binder. You can use regular all-purpose flour or a gluten free flour such as soy flour, fava bean flour, or a gluten-free flour blend. It works nicely. For a non-vegan version, add eggs and omit tofu.


  1. I really enjoy potato pancakes with applesauce and syrup! Yum.

  2. OMG, La Tea Dah. My Dad used to make the most delicious fried potato pancakes. Lord, they were good. He didn't use tofu. When I think of them now, they make me salivate, but oh my goodness, they were fried in oil. Not calorie conscious at all. Of course, the fact Daddy made them is also connected with my special memories of them. As soon as he plopped them onto a big brown paper bag to "drain," we scarfed them. It was hard for him to keep up. ha! He died in 1989. Thanks for the memories. Yours look great. Susan

  3. Yummy! Love potato pancakes. This recipe looks like a good version of it. I think I'd like it with onions added

  4. Yummy! Love potato pancakes. This recipe looks like a good version of it. I think I'd like it with onions added

  5. Around our neck of the woods we always use our leftover potatoes to make potatoe pancakes....especially mashed potatoes...Yours looks yummy! Blessings!

  6. This sounds totally delicious!
    Thanks, I will be trying these.


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