Polish potato cakes


1 small onion (optional)
2 large potatoes (approx. 375g)
1 egg
1 x 15ml spoon plain flour
Black pepper
Spray oil


Chopping board, grater, vegetable peeler, colander or sieve, small bowl, fork, large mixing bowl, mixing spoon, non-stick frying pan, spoon, fish slice.


  1. Peel and finely grate the onion, if using.
  2. Peel and grate the potatoes. Press the grated potato in a colander or sieve, to drain any excess liquid.
  3. Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat with a fork.
  4. Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and add the beaten egg, flour, onion.
  5. Season with pepper.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Spray a non-stick frying pan with oil and add heaped spoonfuls of the pancake mixture. Flatten with a fish slice or the back of a spoon and cook until golden brown (approximately 3-4 minutes on each side).
  8. Turn over to cook the other side.
  9. Serve with reduced fat sour cream, crème fraiche or Greek yogurt

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