These vegan potato pancakes are super easy and contain minimal ingredients- potatoes, carrots, onions, flour and spices.
Did you grow up with potato pancakes? My husband and I both did. His were called ‘latkes’ because he grew up in a Jewish family. Mine were just called potato pancakes!
Whatever you call them- they’re good. Crispy, delicious potatoes dipped in whatever you want.
We use vegan sourcream, applesauce, ketchup.
What are potato pancakes?
They have a few different names:
They all boil down to the same thing- grated or ground potatoes mixed with some sort of flour and a binder and seasoned with onion, garlic, salt, pepper, etc.
They make a good side to so many dishes and are perfect to serve with breakfast in place of hashbrowns.
How Do You Make Vegan Potato Pancakes?
Start by grating your potatoes and carrots.
After grating the potatoes and carrots, place them in a large strainer and squeeze out as much water as you possibly can. There will be quite a bit.
Place the potato and carrot in a large mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients including the vegan cheese if desired. Mix thoroughly.
In a frying pan, heat the oil at medium heat.
Wait till oil is fully heated before placing the pancakes in. Test by placing a small piece in first and if it bubbles around all the edges they’re ready to cook.
Using your hands, grab some of the mixture and squish it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a pancake shape and place in the hot oil. The thinner they are, the faster they’ll cook.
Fry in the oil for approx 5 minutes and carefully flip. Fry the other side for 3-5 minutes.
Potato pancakes should be brown and crispy on both sides.
Place pancakes on rack or paper towel to cool a bit. Sprinkle with salt if needed and serve hot.
- 3 medium potatoes, grated
- 1/2 carrot, grated
- 1 medium onion, grated
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- Pinch of salt+pepper
- 1/4 cup vegan cheese
- Grate the potato, onion and carrots. Place in a large strainer and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
- Place potato, carrot, onion in a large bowl. Add the rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Make sure the oil is fully heated before adding the potato pancakes. Test this with a small piece. It will bubble all around it if it's ready.
- Using your hands, grab some of the mixture and squish it into a ball. Flatten the ball into a pancake shape and place it in the hot oil carefully. The thinner they are the faster they'll cook.
- Fry for about 5 minutes each side. Pancakes should be brown and crispy on both sides.
- Place pancakes on a rack or paper towel. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt if desired.
- Serve hot!
Serve with vegan sour cream, vegan ranch, ketchup, apple sauce, whatever you want!
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