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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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  • 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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