Golden potato cakes

    50 min

    An authentic European recipe for golden fried potato cakes that have grated carrots, onions and fresh herbs too.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 10 baking potatoes, peeled and grated
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 200g dried breadcrumbs
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil for frying, or as needed

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Mix potatoes, carrot, onion, garlic, parsley and dill in a large bowl. Stir in lemon juice, 4 tablespoons olive oil, flour, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Knead just until mixture holds together.
    2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, drop spoonfuls of potato mixture in hot oil. Cook approximately 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve hot.


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    thoroughly good nourishing filling dish yum  -  18 May 2009


    I noticed that there are complaints about these being tasteless. I used 1 tsp. of salt and omitted one cup of the breadcrumbs and the olive oil called for with the potatoes. I also used Yukon gold potatoes, leaving the skins on. Otherwise I made the recipe as is. The flavor and texture was great! I used a large icecream scoop to measure with. Potato pancakes tend to fall apart right at first if you don't use eggs, so I just press them down and scoot the stray pieces into place. I cover the skillet for the first four minutes. The steam helps the potatoes cook and hold together when you go to flip the patties over. I will make them again!  -  09 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe tonight. I was easy and SO good. I did make some additions. First, I made the recipe without omitting anything. Then I added 2 eggs & 1/3 C. Sour cream. They were exactly like the restaurant here the Old European. Mmmm! Hubby loved them. Kids did too.  -  31 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)