Potato Pancakes ala Keip

Potato Pancakes ala Keip

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Last updated: October 28th, 2020 at 02:55 pm

Yield: Serves 8

Potato Pancakes ala Keip

This recipe was shared with me by my uncle Fred (Fritz) Keip who got it from his father, my grandfather, Fred Frank Christopher Keip. In my opinion, they're the best potato pancakes ever, bar none!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Blend, grind, or food process to a course consistency
  2. Preheat a frying pan (Dad preferred a cast iron pan which I find really works best) in which you have poured as much cooking oil (I like canola or olive oil) as conscience will allow (I recommend being generous). Dad would sometimes add a little butter as well.
  3. Pour a manageable amount of batter for each pancake into the preheated pan (in a large pan, usually four)
  4. If the lace edge doesn't satisfy you, add a little more water to the batter.
  5. About when the lacey edges turn light brown, it's time to turn time.
  6. ... and don't forget to eat them.


Recipe last updated: October 28th, 2020 at 02:55 pm


  • You may want to experiment with the amount of salt and water.
  • Start with 1/4 cup water but you may want to add more after you see how the first panful is fried.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 23mgSodium 307mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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