Placki Ziemniaczane

Placki Ziemniaczane is the Polish version of the ever so popular potato pancakes and my favorite as well. I love having these dainty rounds for a simple lunch or as a side to a beautiful European dinner. The finished batter should look like mush but they fry up as perfect little circles.

2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
2 eggs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves
Sunflower oil for frying
Sour cream to serve

1. In a food processor add potatoes, eggs, flour, salt and garlic. Blend well until pureed. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add enough oil to fry pancakes (about 1-14 inch).

2. Drop tablespoonfuls of potato mixture into skillet and spread out to a 3-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick.

3. Fry until brown on the bottom (don’t turn until the pancake is brown or it will stick), about 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the pancake and fry the other side 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sour cream.

Yields: 12

9 Responses to Placki Ziemniaczane

  • UmmUmarNY says:

    These look so good… sound so easy… and I love potatoes!!! Thanks so much! I will surely try these InshaAllah :D

  • From Yeast to Zest says:


    These look perfect MashaAllah, the golden color is so even. :) I made some potato cakes stuffed with cheese and even sat my son to see how I make them since he loves potatoes and cheese but I still couldn’t get him to eat them. :( I really need to try these and yes the mix seems like it would be wetter than my recipe.

  • Noor says:

    OH I love me some potatoes as well lol. MMM and fried even better :p

    Zelia thanks I made sure to stand there and not leave the entire time I made them. Usually I leave and forget so I stayed put this time. Talal will not eat them as well but I sure love them.

  • Memyself says:

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah!

    The potato pancakes are droolworthy. I am definitely giving them a try insha Allah!

  • Maria says:

    As a Pole I am really amazed and surprised that I found polish recipe (one of my favourites) on your cooking blog.

    • Noor says:

      Maria I love trying new recipes from all over the world. This is a really great dish so I see why you love it so much as do I :)

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