Secret Recipe Club: Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancake

It’s so hard when doing the Secret Recipe Club each month to decide what I’m in the mood to cook.  It makes it especially hard when the blog you are assigned has an extensive recipe index.  Take for instant this month blog Easily Good Eats. Her index is HUGE! So huge I actually had to click away from it and go back when I’m in a better mind frame.

So I’ve come up with a trick to make the task of choosing so my easier.  I have this handy dandy list I have right beside my computer with things I’d like to try cooking or ideas for mixing up regular favorites. That way I have a starting point when deciding what to pick each month.  No doubt while looking for a recipe similar to one on my list I’ll come across another that catches my eye.

I’ve been looking for a good potato pancake recipe and the one I found on Easily Good Eats is the perfect base to idea of a vegetable-d up version of my own.  By taking away half of the white potatoes and adding sweet potatoes and zucchini I add lots of great flavour and nutrients without compromising the texture.

Potato Pancake (2 of 2)

Yields 4 servings of three

Secret Recipe Club: Potato Pancakes
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  • 2 pounds white potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 pound zucchini, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, shredded
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • oil for cooking


  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the oil. Make sure everything is well mixed.
  2. In a large skillet heat over med-high and brush bottom of pan lightly with oil.
  3. Take a small handful of vegetable mixture and using your palms form into a patty. Drop into bottom of pan. (I usually cook three at a time and keep them warm in oven in between)
  4. Cook until edges start to brown about 3 minutes. Brush tops with oil and flip.
  5. Cook until completely set and browned.
  6. Transfer to cookie sheet covered in foil and place in 200 degree F oven to keep warm.
  7. Repeat until all of the filling has been cooked.
  8. Serve with sour cream.

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  1. This looks so tasty. I love the combo of white potato, sweet potato, and zucchini.
  2. Delicious! That sweet potato would have taken it to another level. :)
  3. sounds fabulous! i love the idea of adding other veggies to potato pancakes. :)
  4. This looks fantastic! Such a fun idea to use the combo of veggies rather than just 1.
  5. Ooh this looks like something my little man would like too. Good idea on swapping out some of the white potato.
  6. I love all things potato ... this would be a nice new take. I would love to try this out

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