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Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes - Potato pancakes have never been so crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

These Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes recipe is sponsored by Simply Potatoes®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Also, be sure to enter our giveaway for a Le Creuset Stoneware 9.5-inch Square Dish (retail value $49.95). See below for details!

With Easter just a few weeks away, we’re already planning our holiday brunch menu. This year, we’re planning something different – and delicious!

When family or friends come over, I think it’s a lot of fun when we serve a meal that gets everyone involved in the kitchen. So this Easter, we’re planning a make-your-own Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes spread!

Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes - Potato pancakes have never been so crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

We’re cooking up a batch of crisp potato pancakes, then offering a variety of delicious toppings to serve with the pancakes including smoked salmon, hard boiled eggs, sliced red onion, crème fraiche, capers, lemon and more. Everyone can choose the topping they like best – and make a potato pancake they love.

We’d much rather spend time visiting with our guests on Easter morning than cooking in the kitchen – so we’re doing all of the topping prep ahead of time, and we’re taking shortcuts where we can. That’s where Simply Potatoes delicious Mashed Potatoes come in.

Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes - Potato pancakes have never been so crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

Our Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes are made with Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes.  All Simply Potatoes are made with fresh (never frozen) potatoes, and no peeling or shredding is required. These mashed potatoes are delicious served as is or used in your favorite recipes.

Simply Potatoes come in several versatile varieties of cuts including diced, slices and wedges, hash browns, plus the mashed potatoes used in today’s Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes recipe. In addition to Traditional Mashed Potatoes, you can find five additional varieties of mashed potatoes including mashed sweet potatoes.

Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes - Potato pancakes have never been so crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

These Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes (and you can tell by the name) cook up light and crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. (So good!)

Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes - Potato pancakes have never been so crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

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Crispy Creamy Potato Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely minced
  • 124-ounce package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter for frying, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying, divided

Serve with:

  • Smoked salmon
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Capers
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Crème Fraiche or sour cream
  • Lemon wedges
  • Dill fronds


  1. In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat and add onions. Sauté for three minutes then remove from heat and cool. The same pan will be used to fry the potato pancakes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cooled sautéed onions, Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes, eggs, cheese and crème Fraiche.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and baking powder.
  4. Mix dry into the potato mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly then chill the mixture for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F to keep batches of the potato pancakes warm.
  7. In the same pan you cooked the onions, heat to just shy of medium high. The temperature should be hotter than medium but not full medium high.
  8. Place half the butter and half the oil in the pan and once hot, using an ice cream scoop, scoop out four scoops of the potato mixture into the hot fat. Then gently pat the tops to make a disc about ¾ of an inch thick.
  9. Cook for two to three minutes until browned, then flip and cook for another two to three minutes.
  10. Remove to a sheet pan and hold in the oven.
  11. Repeat two more times using the remaining butter and oil as needed to fry the second two batches.
  12. Serve hot with smoked salmon, hard cooked eggs, capers, red onion, crème Fraiche, lemon wedges and fresh dill. Or with your choice of toppings.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Cristy S wrote:

    I’d have to say hash browns are my favorite brunch item. Potatoes go with EVERYTHING!

    Thanks for the easy recipe; I haven’t had these since I was a child!

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re welcome Cristy – Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Janine Hinson wrote:

    My favorite brunch item is Spinach-Artichoke and Crepes covered in Hollandaise Sauce and Diced Tomatoes! Decadent, yes but oh so yummy.

  • Kelly M. wrote:

    Anything with eggs and cheese!

  • Michelle Tellez wrote:

    I have always loved potato pancakes since a great father-in-law made them but I could never duplicate them. This recipe just may be what I’m looking for. Creme fresh, too?? Yummay!!

  • Barbara Roj wrote:

    Zucchini and Swiss cheese quiche is my favorite.

  • Lauren Bratton wrote:

    My favorite brunch meal would be an omelette of some sort along with maybe some type of hashbrown and sausage. Definitely orange juice! Omg I’m hungry!

  • Sue Simmons wrote:

    We Use EVERY ONE of Simply Potatoes you Have! They are Wonderful and Taste Homemade – I Love This, Because I Work and it us so much easier to not have to make Mashed Potatoes from Scratch! AND – Your – Simply Potatoes – Sweet Potatoe Mashed Potatoes – are also – Excellent!

  • Carolyn Holt wrote:

    French Toast

  • Rose Schaum wrote:

    Smoked salmon!

  • Bonnie wrote:

    I love oven pancakes with sauted apples and powdered sugar.

  • Kimberly Byrd wrote:

    Waffle bar is one of my favorites

  • Laurie wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is an egg casserole with ham, mushrooms, cheeses and hash browns.

  • Susan Christy wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is crab cakes eggs benedict.

  • Lisa Brandt wrote:

    My moms biscuits and gravy is my favorite brunch food!

  • Robyne wrote:

    The best is a Funeral Potato Casserole! Yummy potato~ey, cheesy, and crunchy!!! 😀

  • Rev. Marcia Urban wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is corned beef hash with eggs on top.

  • Jessica Briscoe wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is French toast.

  • Brenda Haynes wrote:

    My favorite is potato pancakes with fried eggs and sausage.

  • Gloria Algeo wrote:

    My most favorite food is Eggs Sardou! I love the combination of spinach, eggs, artichokes and Hollandaise sauce!

  • Joyletha Goodwin wrote:

    One of my favorite is fry potatoes with onions. I can eat them not only at brunch, but all day long.

  • Diane Loeffler wrote:

    I do love to make traditional potato pancakes, but the sound definitely worth a try! My favorite brunch food is asparagus quiche! The best when it is made with fresh wild asparagus picked myself! Yum!

  • B Baugh wrote:

    Hash brown casserole

  • Shirley Williams wrote:

    My favorite bruchbis Simply Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes….with 2 over lite eggs and 3 strips of bacon. Never tried any Simply Potatoes I didn’t like. They are all the best. Need some coupons.

  • Vicki Prideaux wrote:

    I make potato pancakes with any left over potatoes I have. Love adding chopped chives. Have also used the mashed sweet potatoes. This with fried eggs and crispy bacon!

  • Cheryl wrote:

    Hash brown casserole.!

  • Bonnie Neuberger wrote:

    Homemade caramel rolls.

  • Cheryl T Moulthrop wrote:

    I love to make a layered strata type casserole with eggs, sausage , ham or bacon, bread of different varieties, cheese etc. I made one for my daughter’s engagement party in both meat and veggie versions that used Simply Potatoes sliced potatoes. Sort of a spin on a Spanish frittata. Love Le Creuset!

  • Kate Shane wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is an egg casserole with hash brown base. KS

  • Sandra Langford wrote:

    Our favorite brunch/ Christmas breakfast is breakfast pizza that you use Simply potatoes in. Before we have the main meal, late comers will ask for their slice before they sit down for the meal. Leftovers(when there is just hubby and me) are heated for breakfast the next day.

  • pam thornton wrote:

    I love a good overnight French toast casserole, just because you can assemble it the night before and all you have to do is fry up some bacon or sausage to go with!

  • Lauren Cromwell wrote:

    Western omelets are my favorite!

  • Jeannette Shields wrote:

    My favorite brunch foods are a quiche Lorraine and a tossed salad with a roll.

  • Jeannette Shields wrote:

    Yummy! My mother used to call these Irish Potato Pancakes! They are so good! Thank you!

    ps) the only ingredient I don’t recognize is créme fraiche. Is it like sour cream or something?

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes – it is very similar to sour cream and you can use sour cream instead.

  • Betty King wrote:

    My favorite brunch did is eggs Benedict me with salmon and spinach; and seafood.

  • Amy wrote:

    I love an omelet with sausage gravy over the top 🙂

  • Sam wrote:

    It has to be eggs benedict, right? For my girlfriend and I, I make a quick immersion blender hollandaise and the eggs only take about 4 minutes to poach. My counter is set up like an assembly line to drop each egg in within 30 seconds of the last, instant read thermometer. Top with some fresh diced chives from the window (or garden outside) and it’s back to bed 20 minutes later in a delicious buttery food coma.

    I thought I was good at making it, until I had lobster eggs benedict in Bar Harbor, Maine. Oh my goodness. They served it on homemade biscuits and I barely made it through one. I was in heaven. We go off season for a 3-4 day weekend to avoid the mania of summer and Labor Day trippers. Great coffee, great hot sauces, amazing seafood, and out of this world blueberry daquiris can be found.. but I’ve never had anything quite like that lobster benedict.

  • Ron wrote:

    Potato pancakes and smoked salmon are such a glorious combination. This ones pinned and we going to make it for our weekend brunch. We don’t have pre made mashed potatoes over here, so we’ll cook some up with our instant pot. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Kathy M wrote:

    Eggs Benedict

  • Amy L wrote:

    My favorite Brunch food is frittatta with lots of veggies.

  • Bethanie wrote:

    Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and asparagus!

  • Julie Rodgers wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is my Mom’s french toast casserole, but those potatoes look delicious too!

  • Judy wrote:

    I love quiche – any kind. Delicious!

  • Jillian Too wrote:

    I love stuffed french toast for brunch.

  • Annette wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is quiche. These pancakes look incredible!

  • Michele A. Moore wrote:

    May favorite brunch food is a Mimosa with a strawberry garnish.

  • Kathleen Corey wrote:

    My absolute favorite brunch food is eggs Benedict, but with a slice of ham steak instead of Canadian bacon. A nice, yolky egg, Hollandaise, and ham on a muffin: Heaven on a plate!

  • NT wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is eggs benedict, with a close second being lox on a cream cheese bagel, which I tried at the beach last summer, yummo!

  • Karen wrote:

    Can’t go wrong with a crab quiche and a salad.

  • Susan wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is Virginia Ham Eggs Benedict!

  • Mary S wrote:

    Crab eggs benedict – absolute favorite

  • Laura C. wrote:

    These sound yummy! I’m planning to make them tomorrow morning to serve with some leftover corned beef that I’m having for dinner tonight.

    My fave brunch is baked egg, spinach and ham cups with lemon gravy.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brenda wrote:

    My favorite brunch dish is Papa’s huevos. Crispy fried corn tortilla layered with refried beans, chorizo, crispy shredded hash browns, then topped with an over easy egg and salsa. Not to eat daily but definitely a special brunch treat!

  • Esther J Hill wrote:

    Anything small and savory. These potato pancakes would be great.

  • Allyson O’Brien wrote:

    I love corned beef hash with poached eggs!

  • libby wrote:

    My favorite would be chicken and waffles, yum!

  • Jane Grabenstein wrote:

    Hash browns, crisp, with bacon!

  • Mary wrote:

    My favorite brunch dish is Eggs Benedict! These pancakes look so good, and very easy to make. Pinned. Thanks!

  • Linda R wrote:

    My favorite brunch food would be a bowl of fresh fruit sprinkled with a bit of confectioners sugar.

  • Lucinda Janulewicz wrote:

    I love any potato/bacon/egg casserole with cheese

  • Cece wrote:

    Ooooh I love to splurge & make eggs benedict Florentine. Yum!!

  • Martha wrote:

    I had a lobster crepe that was out of this world. Anything with lobster passes the brunch test for me. 🙂

  • Kym wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is Eggs Benedict! But, I don’t use an english muffin. I usually cook up a batch of dice red potatoes and onion for the base. I am going to try Simply Potatoes this Easter.

  • Joe in KY wrote:

    Favorite Brunch item is “Breakfast on a Bun” — Sausage (or Bacon), Fried Egg, Cheese, on a toasted Hamburger Bun. When I was in my teens, I worked at a restaurant named Burger Queen and this was their standard breakfast item. I made many of them. Today, I make for my family — quick, easy, and filling…

  • Robin J. wrote:

    Sausage breakfast casserole or stuffed French toast.

  • Rosemary Annala wrote:

    My favorite brunch dish is a veggie frittata! Of course some potatoes along with that would make it even better.

  • Dolores Olander wrote:

    smoked gouda,ham ,fresh baked bread and fresh cut fruit,mmm good

  • Christine wrote:

    My favorite brunch is homemade sausage and gravy with buttery hot out of the oven homemade biscuits.

  • Phyllis Ann wrote:

    My very favorite brunch dish is Eggs Benedict!

  • Deb wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is definitely cheesy sausage, bacon, and mushroom egg casserole! Your crispy potato pancakes look so delicious and would sure go well with it! Thank You for sharing the recipe!

  • Kathy B wrote:

    Eggs Benedict or anything with potatoes.

  • sharon wrote:

    My favorite brunch food is an omelet with hash browns and fresh fruit.

  • keri @ shaken together wrote:

    I LOVE a good baked egg casserole loaded with our favorite breakfast meats, veggies and cheese!

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