Hash browns/ Latke/ Potato Pancake

Grated potatoes and sweet potatoes, pan fried in butter, seasoned with salt and fresh pepper. Simple, tasty and filling - whatever the name may be. Adding sweet potatoes boosts the nutrition and replacing butter with oil will make it adult friendly too. S loves it so much that he wants me to make it when his friends come for a sleep over.

  1. Potato - 2 medium
  2. Sweet Potato - 1 Large/2 medium
  3. Fresh cracked pepper - 1/2 tsp
  4. Butter/Oil -  1 tbsp
  5. Salt to taste
  1. Peel and grate the potato and sweet potato into water.
  2. Squeeze the grated mixture to remove the oil and spread it on a cotton cloth to soak the moisture.
  3. Grease a pan or skillet generously with oil or butter, spread the grated mixture about half cm thick. Add oil/butter around the mixture and on the top. Sprinkle half of the pepper and salt.
  4. Heat the pan on medium and keep pressing the potato couple of times with a spatula. Leave the pan for about 5 - 7 minutes  till the potatoes turn translucent. 
  5. When the edges start leaving the pan, gently slide the spatula under the grated mixture, flip it carefully. Starting with a small circle/square helps.
  6. Leave it on again for 5-7 minutes pressing with the spatula ocasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve hot as is or with some toasted bread.


  1. Sweet potato is optional. 
  2. Small amount of all purpose flour can be added to make thick pancake like batter. I have never tried this though.
  3. I used my cast iron tawa on low to medium heat to get the nice brown and crispy crust.

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