Stuffed Potato Cakes

Stuffed potato cakes, also known as filled potato pancakes, are a versatile and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed at any meal. They combine the crispy exterior of a potato pancake with a flavorful filling, making them a delightful treat. Here’s a recipe that includes instructions for making both the potato cakes and a savory filling.


For the Potato Cakes:

  • Potatoes: 2 pounds, peeled and grated
  • Onion: 1 medium, finely grated
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • Flour: 1/4 cup (for binding)
  • Salt and pepper: To taste
  • Oil: For frying, vegetable or canola

For the Filling:

  • Cheese: 1 cup, grated (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • Cooked bacon: 1/2 cup, chopped (optional)
  • Chives: 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
  • Sour cream: 1/2 cup (for serving)

Optional Variations for Filling:

  • Sautéed mushrooms and onions
  • Cooked ground meat (beef, chicken, or pork)
  • Cooked vegetables (spinach, bell peppers)
  • Herbs and spices (paprika, garlic powder)


  • Large bowl
  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Paper towels (for draining)


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