Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Delicious Potato Pancakes on a blue plate served with a side of horseradish dipping sauce.
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Potato Pancakes with Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Golden crisp Potato Pancakes with Horseradish Sauce is a favorite recipe of mine! My family and I love potatoes but get sick of the same old ways to serve them. This recipe is bursting with flavor because it is seasoned with garlic, minced onion, chives and cheese! The Horseradish Dipping Sauce is addictive on it's own, and also has a wonderful kick to it!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, German, Swedish
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Easy Potato Pancakes, Potato Pancakes from Boiled Potatoes, Potato Pancakes with Mashed Potatoes, Potato Pancakes without eggs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Frying Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 292kcal
Author Christy
Cost $6


  • Stock pot
  • Frying Pan


Horseradish Dipping Sauce

  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise Hellman’s
  • ½ Tsp Dijon Mustard such as Grey Poupon
  • ½ teaspoon Horseradish jarred
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder

Potato Pancakes

  • 2 Lbs Red Potatoes Red Bliss
  • 3 Cloves Garlic left whole and peeled
  • 2 Cups Milk whole milk
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Cup Chives minced
  • 1 Small Onion finely minced, about half a cup
  • ½ Tsp Salt table salt or sea salt
  • ½ Tsp Black Pepper ground pepper
  • Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese or cheddar jack
  • ½ Cup Bread crumbs optional
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil or butter


  • Make the sauce before preparing the Potato Pancakes. Combine the ingredients, stirring well, and refrigerate.
    Easy horseradish dipping sauce for potato pancakes.
  • Boil the potatoes and garlic in the water and milk for about 20 minutes, or until they are mushy and about the fall apart.
    Easy Potato Pancakes with boiled potatoes.
  • Drain the potatoes and reserve the cooking liquid for mashing in a separate bowl.
  • Add ¼ cup of the cooking liquid to the potatoes and mash until smooth but still slightly chunky and will hold shape. Make sure not to whip until completely smooth. (See notes below)
  • Stir in the chives, onions, cheese, salt and pepper, adding about 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Use a fork to whip the potatoes.
    The easiest potato pancake batter!
  • Form into patties about 3 inches round and ½ inch thick
  • Optional: Lightly dredge each side in breadcrumbs.
    Dipping a potato pancake in breadcrumbs before frying.
  • Heat butter and oil over medium high heat in a heavyweight skillet, such as cast iron. Brown the pancakes on each side until crispy golden brown in color. Press down lightly using a spatula.
    easy potato pancakes frying on the stovetop in a skillet.
  • Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels to absorb the excess butter or oil before serving.
    Delicious Potato Pancakes on a blue plate served with a side of horseradish dipping sauce.


Make the sauce before preparing the Potato Pancakes
An egg or a little flour can be added to the mixture before forming into pancakes if they are not holding shape or you are using leftover mashed potatoes. Also, the batter can be placed in the refrigerator to firm up.
The nutritional information may vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Fat: 13.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1mg