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Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes, also known as Raggmunk in Sweden, are a beloved dish that combines the simplicity of potatoes with the crispy goodness of pancakes. These easy-to-make pancakes are a staple in Swedish cuisine, perfect as a side dish or a main course. With a golden and crispy exterior and a soft, savory interior, potato pancakes are sure to satisfy your cravings.
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Potato pancakes are a classic comfort food that originated in Sweden. Made with grated potatoes, flour, and seasonings, these pancakes are pan-fried until golden and crispy. The result is a delightful combination of textures, with a crispy exterior and a tender center. Potato pancakes are often served with lingonberry sauce or sour cream, adding a tangy and creamy element to the dish.


4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and grated
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Vegetable oil for frying
1 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 25 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess moisture.


In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes, chopped onion, beaten eggs, flour, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.


Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom.


Take a spoonful of the potato mixture and drop it onto the hot skillet, flattening it slightly with the back of the spoon. Repeat to make additional pancakes, leaving enough space between them in the pan.


Cook the pancakes for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy. You may need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your pan.


Once cooked, transfer the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.


Serve the potato pancakes hot with lingonberry sauce or sour cream, if desired.

Tips for this recipe

For extra crispiness, you can add a little more oil to the pan before frying each batch of pancakes. Additionally, if you prefer a smoother texture, you can use a food processor to finely grate the potatoes instead of hand-grating them. Enjoy the potato pancakes as a side dish alongside Swedish meatballs or as a main course with a fresh salad on the side.

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