Cheddar Potato Pancakes – Secret Recipe Club!

It’s that time again! I love the third Monday of every month. I get to show my post from The Secret Recipe Club to the world and reveal what marvelous blogger I was assigned for the month. Today I get to bless you all with a delicious recipe for cheddar filled potato pancakes.

Cheddar Potato Pancakes

Where did I get the recipe for these  beautifully crunchy and delicious potato cakes from? Well, I was so excited to recognize the blogger whom I was assigned, Teri @ The Freshman Cook! I’ve been looking over Teri’s recipes since I started my blog, so you can understand my excitement while thoroughly scanning through the recipes to find exactly what I was looking for at the moment. Teri loves to cook and bake and has spent many many years in the kitchen of a restaurants. (You just know her stuff is good!)

She’s got a serious love of crab rangoon, as seen here and here. And while that was super tempting (I also share a serious love of crab, in general) I was leaning toward the Apple Pie Bundles, since my love for apple pie beats out the love for crab, or the Potato Pancakes. Since my stomach immediately saw these pancakes topped with crispy bacon and a fried egg, they totally won me over.

Breakfast Potato Pancakes

My only change was to add some cheddar cheese because who doesn’t want a cheesy breakfast?? Otherwise this recipe was fantastic. My measurements might be a little off because I had 3 small-medium sized potatoes and wasn’t sure of the weight but they came out perfect!

Cheddar Potato Pancakes
adapted from The Freshman Cook

3 small – medium potatoes, grated and wrung dry to remove all moisture
1/2 small onion, diced small
1 egg
1/4 flour
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
oil for frying (I used left over bacon fat – so good)


Mix all ingredients, except for the oil in a bowl, mix well so there are no clumps of flour. Add the salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture to the pan at a time (you will get about 3 pancakes). Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, smashing the pancake down after the flip.

Once nice and golden brown and crispy remove from pan and let drain on paper towels.

If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast dish like I was, fry up some bacon and eggs and top off your potato pancakes! They’re so good with a runny yolk. Enjoy!

Bacon Egg Potato Pancakes

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16 Responses to “Cheddar Potato Pancakes – Secret Recipe Club!”

  1. February 21, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Will be adding this to my ever growing collection of potato pancake recipes, they look amazing! Awesome SRC pick (visiting from group A)

  2. February 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Looks delicious! Great SRC choice!

  3. February 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    How amazingly yummy do these look? And I agree, nothing much better than cheesy potatoes!

  4. February 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Heck ya, this my kinda food…cheese and bacon. We’ll be making this for sure this summer at our cabin.

  5. February 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    YUMMMMMMM. And the fried egg makes it practically illegal.

  6. February 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    oh wow. YUM! I’m going to try these for sure.

  7. February 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Hi, Lacy!!! I’ve missed visiting you! Your cheesy potato pancakes look amazing! I think I’ll add them to our dinner menu soon…they’d make a great side!

  8. February 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    LOVE these with the fried egg. That is my kind of meal! The pictures are fantastic too, they are making my mouth water!

  9. February 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    What a fantastic idea! I love the addition of bacon and eggs on top of the pancakes. This looks like a great breakfast for dinner idea 🙂 Great SRC choice!

  10. February 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I just made Potato pancakes (my mom’s old recipe) this weekend and they are very similar to these. I love the idea of adding cheddar cheese to the mixture – why didn’t I think of that!! We sometimes eat these with maple syrup as a breakfast as well. Ultimate comfort food!!!

  11. February 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Yum those look great!

  12. February 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Those look delicious! I know what we are having for Sunday brunch this week. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to be in group C with you.

  13. February 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    That looks like one hell of a breakfast! yum!

  14. February 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi Lacy,
    Thanks for making my potato pancakes look so good! I love the addition of the bacon and eggs. The perfect breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, which is always fun!

  15. February 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    What’s better than cheesy potatoes?


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