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Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes - A Family Feast

Crispy…creamy…a little spicy…these Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes are fantastic! And I can’t think of a better way to start the day – or to enjoy breakfast for dinner (aka “brinner”) than today’s easy recipe!

While other potato pancake recipes often use mashed potatoes as the starting point, we use shredded, new red boiled potatoes instead which helps to give these Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes a lighter and creamier texture inside.

Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes - A Family Feast

We simply mixed the shredded potato (plus a few other ingredients) with onions, garlic, minced fresh jalapeño pepper, and shredded pepper jack cheese – giving these Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes the perfect amount of zesty heat!

Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes - A Family Feast

The pancakes are fried up until golden and crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. Served with a dollop of sour cream on top. Enjoy!

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Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


Note: The mixture is easier to use chilled so leave enough time to refrigerate before frying. I made the mixture the night before.


  • 2 pounds new red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup of all purpose flour for dusting
  • Sour cream, for serving


  1. Boil potatoes whole in salted water until just slightly shy of done (little hard in center is fine when poked with a fork). Drain, cool and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat melt butter in oil and add onions, garlic and jalapeno and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onions are just starting to get soft.
  3. In a very large bowl, shred skin-on potatoes using the large holes of a box grater.
  4. Add cooked onion mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Add eggs, salt, pepper, cheese and the 3 tablespoons of flour and stir to combine. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight covered.
  6. When ready to serve, using an ice cream scoop, scoop out into 12 individual balls and flatten into cakes about one half inch thick onto a parchment lined pan.
  7. Pour the ¼ cup flour into a sifter and dust one side then flip with a spatula and dust the other using all of the flour.
  8. In a large skillet or grill pan, melt butter with oil over medium heat and once hot and frothy, place six cakes into the hot fat using a spatula. Cook for three minutes and gently flip and cook the other side for three more minutes. Remove to a platter and once the pan is hot again, repeat for the remaining six, adding more butter if needed.
  9. Serve hot with sour cream.

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Pepper Jack Potato Pancakes - Crispy, creamy and a little zesty, these potato pancakes are delicious for breakfast or dinner!

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  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    Just pinned these! I made the “mistake” of coming to you website again cuz now I want everything! Lol

    • Martha wrote:

      LOL – I hope you’ll come over to our site more often Ashley! 🙂

  • Sandy wrote:

    Well these both look and sound delicious. Thank-you for the recipe! (I have found another recipe for veggie Tuesday my SO should love).

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks – Hope you enjoy the recipe Sandy!

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