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Cheddar Potato Pancakes with Scallions & Sour Cream
Cook Time
30 mins
Give traditional potato pancakes a flavor punch with savory cheddar cheese. They're great topped with sour cream as a fun appetizer for a party or brunch, and they also work really well as side to hearty dinners like brisket.
Course: Brunch, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 627 kcal
  • 1 ½ lb potatoes grated and well drained (or 3 ½ cups defrosted frozen hash browns)
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • ½ cup chopped scallion
  • 6 TB flour
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus additional for garnish
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Press any remaining water from potatoes and onion with paper towel in a strainer. Combine potatoes, onion, scallions, flour, cheddar, spices, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop mixture into your hands and press into a ¼” thin, 3” round pancake.

  2. Place all pancakes on work surface and spray both sides lightly with cooking spray. Place 8 pancakes on each prepared baking sheet and roast in oven for 30 minutes total until well browned; turn pancakes and rotate pan positions every 10 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with additional kosher salt when serving. Serve each pancake topped with 1 tsp sour cream and 1 tsp cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Potato Pancakes with Scallions & Sour Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 3156mg 132%
Potassium 789mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 33.5%
Vitamin C 27.5%
Calcium 69.3%
Iron 31.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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