A Fresh Summer Spin On Potato Pancakes

One thing is for certain, potatoes make any meal better. You just can’t go wrong with a pile of starchy goodness on your plate. So imagine my delight to find this summery twist on a classic potato pancake. Not only can these be thrown together and friend up to crispy yet tender perfection in just a few minutes, they even include a couple favorite summer veggies to make breakfast guilt-free.

The last thing anyone wants in the summer is to labor over a hot stove for hours on end. Luckily for us all, these are a cinch to whip up and only take a few minutes to brown up on each side. Top them off with a quick fried egg for a satisfying breakfast so quick it could even fit into your weekday morning routine.

All these require are a quick stir of grated potatoes, veggies, egg, flour, and spices. Then just plop a generous amount into your oiled pan, flatten with your spatula, and await the delicious sizzle of golden perfection. A quick flip and repeat and you have the perfect base for your morning eggs. Although you can choose any style of egg, these are the ideal companion to an egg fried to over-easy perfection.

This recipe incorporated zucchini and carrots into the traditional potato so you can even count it as a morning vegetable. You can even get creative and substitute in just about any vegetable you can imagine or try these with sweet potatoes to hit that carb craving and ditch the guilt.  


4 cups shredded potato

1 cup shredded carrot

1 cup shredded zucchini

1⁄4 cup flour

1 egg

1⁄2 tsp. salt

1⁄3 tsp. ground pepper

2 tsps. chopped thyme

1 tbsp. cooking oil



Grate the potato, carrot, and zucchini and add to large mixing bowl. Add flour, egg, and seasoning to the veggies, and mix well. Heat oil in a skillet. Scoop out portion of the veggie mixture and add to skillet. Flatten the mixture with a spatula and cook both sides til golden brown.

These pancakes are just reserved for breakfast either. Potatoes and eggs makes a quick and hearty dinner but these pancakes can really compliment almost any meal. Once you try then you’ll agree, there’s always room for pancakes.