Potato pancake is a mouth-watering vegetarian meal that can easily be prepared at home. A non-professional cook can also make this delicacy once the steps are followed properly. Also, another fascinating fact about potato pancakes is that if you are wondering what to serve with potato pancakes, then there is a wide list out there for you. These include apple sauce, caramelized onions, and more.

Let’s explore!

What to serve with potato pancakes

 I first tasted potato pancakes when I visited a vegan friend and instantly I knew I had to learn how to re-create this easy and tasty recipe for myself. Since then, Potato pancakes have served as a perfect breakfast, snacks, and even side dish for me. I have paired my potato pancakes with all of these side dishes. Yes, call me a foodie. Haha!


Sauerkraut is a perfect side dish to combine with potato pancakes. It is a simple recipe that has been around for a very long time. The only requirement for this recipe is salt and cabbage. Also,  it can be made by storing cabbage with salt in an airtight vessel. 

However, the cabbage needs to be soaked in cold water. This is done to get rid of excess salt that may be present.

Sauerkraut can be served as a dish on its own and it works perfectly when served with potato pancakes.

Caramelized onions

Caramelized onion is another tasty and mouth-watering side dish that blends well with potato pancakes. 

To prepare this dish, slice onions in small quantities and cook them in oil or butter till they turn brown. The process of cooking the sliced onion will give it a sweeter flavor.

Carrot and parsnip puree

Carrot and parsnip are great sources of vegetables and they have a low glycemic index. This means they do not cause a spike in your blood sugar level. 

The combination of carrot and parsnip puree with potato pancakes offers a great amount of nutrition. Also, the presence of carrots in the meal provides the sweetness that the meal needs.

Tomato-Basil Jam

A simple tomato-basil jam will serve as a great compliment with potato pancakes. The sweetness that comes with it helps to reduce the starchy effect of the potato.

Spicy red pepper relish

Spicy red pepper relish is a great combination to have with potato pancakes.

This dish is a perfect blend of red peppers, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice.  On the other hand, you can also choose to go for the canned version which is a little spicier.


Applesauce is an amazing recipe for your potato pancakes. Moreover, the flavor from the apple gives this combination a killer flavor and texture.

Garlic dill Pickles

This is a spicy side dish that goes well with potato pancakes. 

To get the “wow” out of this recipe, make sure you have stored the garlic pickles for a while.

You can make it at home. However, ensure that you make it long before you need it, and then keep it in the freezer for a long time. 

To make garlic dill pickles, you need:

  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Bay lead
  • Whole peppercorn
  • Dill

Health benefits of potato pancakes

Potatoes are vegetables and certainly, they come with a great number of vitamins and minerals.

The potato pancake recipe is an interesting dish that can be combined in different interesting ways. Also, they are highly nutritious and beneficial.

Heart health

Carotenoidszeaxanthin and lutein are found in potatoes. These nutrients help the heart to function well. 

Also, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Potassium are found in potatoes. These nutrients help the heart function well

Regulate blood pressure

Potatoes contain fiber, calcium, and magnesium which are great nutrients that help to alleviate hypertension.

Prevention of cancer

The presence of Quercetin and folate in potatoes provides it with cancer prevention benefits. 

Folate and quercetin provide anti-tumor properties.  The presence of antioxidants in potatoes helps fight against the buildup of harmful toxins in the body.

Healthy digestion

Potatoes contain fiber and fiber is highly necessary for helping the body maintain a healthy digestive tract. There are lots of foods that make the process of digestion difficult.  However, potatoes do otherwise and that makes it of course a healthy food choice.

Great immune system

The presence of vitamin C in potatoes helps in boosting the immune system. A good immune system is necessary to fight against infections and illness.

Weight management

Potatoes contain a high level of fiber. This helps the consumer feel full for a while. This also helps in the reduction of snack intake which could be beneficial to your weight.

Nutritional value of potato pancakes

  • Potato pancakes contain 5.5g of total fat which breaks down into: 0.9g of saturated fat, 2.8g of polyunsaturated fat, and 1.4g of monounsaturated fat.
  •  Cholesterol 35g (12%)
  • Sodium 283mg (12%)
  • Potassium 230 mg (7%)
  • Total carbohydrate 10g (13%)
  • Protein 2.2g
  • Vitamin A 0.8%
  • Vitamin C 17%
  • Calcium 0.9%
  • Iron 3.4%

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