Potato Pancakes

This recipe makes large, thin potato pancakes that are crispy and nicely flavored with garlic. Potato Pancakes are served both with meals and as a snack in the Czech Republic.

Photo of Potato Pancake



  1. Peel potatoes and grate with a grater.
  2. Heat milk until hot (be careful not to burn it).
  3. Squeeze all liquid out of the potatoes with your hands and place them in large bowl.
  4. Immediately add the hot milk to the potatoes and mix until combined. This prevents them from turning brown.
  5. Finely mince the garlic or put through press and add to bowl.
  6. Add the egg, flour, pepper and salt. Stir until all ingredients are combined. The consistency should be more like a thick batter than a dough. Add more milk if it is too thick, or more flour if it is too thin.
  7. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
  8. For each pancake, pour a ladle full of potato mixture into skillet and spead out until it is about 1/2 inch thick and 7 inches in diameter.
  9. Cook on each side, turning only once, until golden brown.
  10. Drain on paper towels
Makes 4 potato pancakes