Divine comfort food for winter, do not try these if you are dieting :) My Babcia's (Polish grandmother) recipe.


  • 1.5 kilos potatoes - peeled and grated

  • 1 x onion - grated (optional - see notes)

  • 4 x tablespoons flour

  • 1 x egg

  • Salt & Pepper (optional - see notes)

  • Oil for frying


  • 1.

    Grate the potatoes and the onions into a large bowl.

  • 2.

    Add the egg and flour and combine.

  • 3.

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • 4.

    Heat oil in frypan (about 1cm depth is required to fry pancakes) and drop tablespoons of the mixture into the hot oil and fry on both sides.

  • 5.

    Put finished product on kitchen paper to absorb some of the excess oil.

  • 6.

    Now, you can serve one of two ways.... savoury or sweet.

  • 7.

    For savoury, eat with sour cream and some fried bacon if you really feel the need (!!!) OR you can serve with caster sugar. My preference is sweet, sounds odd, but it really works.

  • 8.

    See the note below for a tip if serving sweetly.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 911kj
  • Fat Total 65g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 10g
  • Carbohydrate 74g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 1027mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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If you want to eat these with sugar, omit the salt and pepper. Some people say to also leave out the onion, but I never do and it doesn't taste horrid.

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Posted by SylviaReport
can we have more polish recipes
Posted by IreneReport
Yummy my Polish mother used to make these, my 2 boys and I used to love them, I am going to make some and invite the boys over for dinner, they will be impressed. Thank you