These Fritters Are Perfect For Summer Meals

Russian potato pancakes are similar to fritters but in my version, I mash them in a food processor or blender along with onion and seasonings. These cakes are delicious and creamy on the inside with a pan-fried crispy exterior.

In a food processor add chopped raw potatoes and onions. Pulse until smooth or leave a few chunks here and there.

Place the potato mixture into a clean kitchen towel (or a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth) and squeeze all of the liquid into a large bowl.

Add the drained potato mixture with starch to a large mixing bowl. Add flour, eggs, and seasonings. Stir to combine.

In a nonstick pan over medium-high heat add a tablespoon of oil. Once it's hot and sizzling, slowly drop 2 tablespoons of potato batter into the pan.

Gently press down with the back of the spoon (instead of spreading the batter out, please see notes) and fry the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on both sides until golden brown and crispy.

Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate lined with paper towels to remove the excess moisture. Serve with sour cream!

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