Cheap, simple and very popular with children
Potato pancake

This is a great classic of Swiss cuisine, a simple and economical dish. Perfect for an evening meal (kids love it) to serve with a green salad or grated carrots or to accompany a meat dish at lunchtime.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 people):

  • 4 mealy potatoes (agria or bintje)
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of neutral oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 2 pinches of salt and pepper


  • Peel the potatoes and grate them. Squeeze the potatoes between your hands to remove as much juice as possible
  • Peel the onion and finely chop it
  • Mix the potatoes, the onions and add the eggs and theflour for consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a little oil in a large frying pan
  • Using a large spoon, place several piles in the pan. Flatten them into a patty.
  • Turn the patties several times to ensure even cooking
  • When they are golden and colored (but soft in the middle), place them on a paper towel and serve with a green salad


1 - You can add small lardons to the preparation. Or chopped parsley
2 - Prepare them in advance. You can heat them up in a frying pan at the last minute (not in the microwave, they would get all soft)
3 - A horse roast: for a more complete dish, serve it with a fried egg on top
4 - Choose organic potatoes
5 - Some recipes recommend pre-cooking the potatoes (they must be firm to the core)


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