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Potato Pancakes a la Young Housewife

  • 14.06.2006.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 – 6
  • 40 min

From potatoes Slovaks will not make only mashed potato or French fries like the rest of the world; they will use it to prepare many different fancy meals. František Janata reveals to Vegeta’s cuisine a recipe for potato pancakes.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 1 kg potato
  • 200 g wheat flour soft milled
  • 200 ml milk
  • 100 ml mineral water
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g semi-durable salami – šunkerica
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • parsley
  • frying oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Peel the potatoes, grate finely and drain.
  2. 2.
    Add flour, milk and salami cut into thin strips.
  3. 3.
    Stir in scrambled eggs, some salt, pepper, chopped parsley, pressed garlic and Vegeta. Add mineral water in the end.
  4. 4.
    Add some oil into the pan and spread the prepared mixture evenly in the shape of a pancake. Bake the pancakes on both sides until they get golden yellow colour.


These tasty potato pancakes (palacke) you can serve with various salads or sautéed cabbage in winter periods.


In the Slovak cuisine it is accustomed to prepare these kinds of pancakes and stuff them with different kinds of finely chopped sautéed meat, but in that case you will prepare them without ham.

Little secret

In the beginning fry the pastry on lower temperatures and increase as necessary.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 551 / 2.303 - -
Fat g 25,89 - -
Carbohydrates g 62,39 - -
Dietary fibre g 4,00 - -
Protein g 17,22 - -
Salt g 2,51 0 0
Vitamin A μg 149,15 4 3
Vitamin D μg 37,29 19 19
Vitamin E mg 12,20 55 55
Vitamin C mg 23,55 31 26
Potassium mg 892,80 24 24
Calcium mg 74,61 7 7
Phosphorus mg 243,34 30 30

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)