Chef Chuck's Potato Pancakes with Pine Nuts

Frittatine Patate e Pinoli

Potato pancakes can be served as crispy appetizers or a vegetable side dish. Fried to a golden brown, these small pancakes are made with potatoes, sauteed onions, freshly grated parmigiana cheese, organic eggs and buttery pine nuts. A simple vegetarian recipe that you can enjoy making with the whole family.

Potato Pancakes

3 potatoes
1 onion, diced
4 eggs
1 cup parmigiana cheese, grated
4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
olive oil

Boil potatoes till fork tender. Meanwhile brown onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Toast pine nuts in a small dry frying pan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and mash potatoes, add all other ingredients and let rest for 10 minutes. Heat a frying pan, add a little olive oil and form small pancakes, fry on both sides till golden brown. Makes about a dozen. Serve with a marinara sauce or a hot sauce.


  1. Simple is good and these look great Chuck!

  2. Hello Yankeesoaper, That is the way we like it sometimes!! Thank you, enjoy :)

  3. Oh these look so much better than the potato pancakes I make! Delicious!

  4. Beautiful, Chuck! Potato croquettes either from my grandma or mom or from some great old fashioned places I know in Brooklyn are pure comfort, but yours is the first I've seen with pignolli and onions. I must make them today!

  5. Hi Jamie, These are a little better then the norm.
    And yes, delicious!
    Thank you

  6. Hello Joe, The pine nuts give that sweetness we like!
    Please enjoy, Thank you.

  7. Perfect for this autumnal weather. As it happens, I have a vegetarian friend coming to stay soon. These are on my list.

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  9. Hello casalba, I am glad to hear this made your list! Thank you and enjoy:)

  10. This is a great pancake recipe. I love all the ingredients in it. I must make this one Sunday for breakfast. Nice snap too. Thanks Chef:D

  11. Hello Quay Po Cooks, I am sure you will enjoy that Sunday morning! Thank You :)