Potato Pancakes

Chinese New Year Dishes

Easy to make, tasty and crispy - these potato pancakes are my favorite side dish for the holidays!

Step 1

Peel onions and cut into fine cubes. Peel potatoes and grate using the large holes on a box grater. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • knife, cutting board, vegetable peeler, large bowl, grater
  • 2 onions, 18 oz potatoes (waxy)

Step 2

Generously season potatoes with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Then add in onions, eggs and flour. Mix well until fully combined and sticky. Add extra flour if needed.

  • large bowl, rubber spatula
  • 1 tsp salt, 0.25 tsp pepper, 0.25 tsp nutmeg, 2 egs, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Step 3

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.

  • frying pan
  • vegetable oil for frying (approx. 150ml)

Step 4

Working in batches, drop little mounds of potato mixture into the frying pan. Press lightly to flatten. Fry until golden, approx. 2 – 3 min. on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb extra oil. Serve with smoked salmon and sour cream.

  • frying pan, paper towel, plate, ice cream scoop
  • smoked salmon for serving, sour cream for serving