Irish Potato Pancake *Food Recipe*


  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoon diced green onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sour creme or apple sauce for dipping
  • Grated cheddar cheese for a variation


1. Boil potatoes until tender, approx 20 minutes. Drain, cool, and remove skins.
2. In a large bowl, loosely mash potatoes.
3. Add bread crumbs, onions, lemon juice, and salt and mix well.
4. Form into 1/2 inch thick patties.
5. Add oil to a deep, medium-sized skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Fry pancakes 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside on absorbent paper while frying the remaining pancakes.
6. Serve with sour cream and applesauce for dipping.

(A nice variation is to add shredded cheddar cheese to the mash potato mixture!)