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Ham and cheese are a welcome surprise inside these potato pancakes

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Everyone loves a side of hashbrowns with a big, hearty American breakfast, but how about giving your potatoes center stage for a change? This variation on a potato pancake is the perfect combination of salty and cheesy. It fills up the whole plate, and the biggest of appetites too!

Cheesy Potato Pancakes

A delicious variation on a potato pancake, perfect for breakfast or as a main dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pancakes


  • Pan


  • 1 lb peeled, boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • nutmeg to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 2.5 oz ham
  • 2.5 oz sliced cheese


  • Mix boiled potatoes, flour, egg, and spices into a dough-like consistency.
  • Split the mixture into two equal portions. Form one of these into a flat circle, about 8-9 inches in diameter and half a centimeter thick.
  • Spread olive oil in a pan and place the pancake in it. Distribute the ham and cheese over the pancake. Form the remaining potato mixture into the same sized pancake and place it on top. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • If you're not an expert flipper, coat a second pan of the same size with olive oil and hold the two pans closed facing each other. Turn them both over so the pancake falls neatly into the second pan. Cook the other side on low heat for 5 minutes.


For the filling, you can always get more creative than ham and cheese. In theory, if you wanted to include all the other usual breakfast suspects inside the two pancakes, your early morning companions will surely have no complaints. Just perhaps be especially careful when flipping if you have opted for an overstuffed version! Of course, if this isn’t enough potato goodness for you and your hungry guests, you could always go for the cheesy patchwork potato bake, although be ready for a food coma!