Healthy potato pancakes

Healthy potato pancakes

These healthy potato pancakes are a savory and delicious way to enjoy a nutritious meal, apart from being a great comfort meal for any time of the day. This recipe is made from mashed potatoes and couldn’t be easier to make. The star ingredient (besides the potatoes) is the fresh dill. This herb has a particular but tasty flavor that gives these pancakes a delightful touch.

As I probably mentioned in other posts, I was born in Romania. Although I only lived there for the first 11 years of my life. I can’t help but feel happy when I taste typical Romanian food, it takes me straight back to my childhood. These pancakes are a healthy and easy recipe that you can eat at any time of the day, infused with a dill flavor, an ingredient used in many traditional Romanian recipes.

How to make healthy potato pancakes

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. In 30 minutes aproximately and with only a few ingredients you’ll get a delicious healthy meal. What I love the most about it is how versatile it is, you can eat these pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just as a snack. You can either use them as a side dish or eat them on their own. It’s a nutritious meal with a balanced amount of carbs, protein and healthy fats.

Ingredients (6 pancakes):

  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • ¼ cup of whole wheat flour
  • ½ tbsp of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of dill
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
Healthy potato pancakes - Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Cut the potatoes into smaller pieces and bring them to boil. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Healthy potato pancakes - boiled potatoes
  • Strain the potatoes, place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork.
Healthy potato pancakes - Mashed potatoes
  • Add the eggs, the salt and pepper and mix.
Healthy potato pancakes - mashed potatoes with eggs
  • Sift the flour together with the baking powder and add them to the bowl. Mix it all together.
Healthy potato pancakes - sifting flour
Healthy potato pancakes - dough
  • Cut the dill sprigs and add them to the mixture. Mix it all together till smooth. Here you can use your hands. You should get a non sticky dough. If it’s still sticky or too liquid, add more flour.
Healthy potato pancakes - Cutting the dill
Healthy potato pancakes - dough with dill
  • Take 1/4 cup portions of the dough and make a pancake shape. Repeat with the rest ot he dough.
Raw potato pancakes
  • Pre-heat a pan over medium high temperature and spray some olive oil on it.
  • Put the pancakes in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 5 minutes more.

Enjoy!

You can serve them with créme fraîche. The one that I used is vegan and made from oat cream. Add garlic and parsley for a better taste.

You can eat them right away or leave them for later. Once they have cooled, they can be easily stored in the fridge and re-heated in the microwave or a pan.

Let me know if you liked this recipe in the comments below and of course, if you tried it, don’t forget to mention @thecrazypeanut on social media 🙂

Below you’ll find the nutritional values of this recipe:

Healthy potato pancakes

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword Healthy potato pancakes, Potato pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 pancakes

Equipment

  • Non-stick pan

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized potatoes
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2-3 sprigs of dill
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into smaller pieces and bring them to boil. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the potatoes, place them in a bowl and mash them with a fork.
  • Add the eggs, the salt and pepper and mix.
  • Sift the flour together with the baking powder and add them to the bowl. Mix it all together.
  • Cut the dill sprigs and add them to the mixture. Mix it all together till smooth. Here you can use your hands. You should get a non sticky dough. If it’s still sticky or too liquid, add more flour.
  • Take 1/4 cup portions of the dough and make a pancake shape. Repeat with the rest ot he dough.
  • Pre-heat a pan over medium high temperature and spray some olive oil on it.
  • Put the pancakes in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 5 minutes more.
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