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Smoked Gouda Potato Pancakes

Posted August 24, 2015 by Stephanie
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Are you the kind of person that likes to hang out near the passed appetizers at a party? I’ve been known to awkwardly stalk the waitstaff coming out of the kitchen in hopes to get first dibs on the freshest bite-sized, handheld deliciousness. I just love tiny, bite sized food. What I don’t love is when appetizers don’t live up to my expectations – I’m looking at you, sad spinach dip (just kidding, I love spinach dip!). Fear not, I’m pretty sure all appetizers have the potential to be awesome.

Even still, some appetizers just shine and these Canadian Smoked Gouda Crispy Potato Pancakes are pretty much guaranteed to be the life of the appetizer party. They’re crispy, crunchy, smoky, cheesy goodness. Topped off with a dollop of cool sour cream and fresh sliced green onions, they’re the perfect bite. I had a chance to make a little video showing you how it’s done. They’re super simple, but oh so addictive, so I hope you get a chance to try them out!

Smoked Gouda Crispy Potato Pancakes
makes 6-8 small pancakes
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 30 minutes

  • 1 large 1 lb russet potato, peeled
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded Canadian smoked gouda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • grapeseed oil, as needed
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions

Coarsely shred the potato and onion on a box grater. Transfer shreds to a piece of cheese cloth and squeeze as dry as possible. Let sit for 2 minutes and then squeeze dry again.

Whisk together the flour, salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes, onions, and cheese in the flour to coat and then the lightly beaten egg and stir until evenly coated.

In a large skillet, heat up a generous amount of oil over medium heat until hot and shimmery. Drop the potato mixture by the tablespoon and flatten. Cook over medium to medium-high heat until edges are crisp and golden, about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, about 1-2 minutes. Drain on a wire rack or paper towels. Continue pancaking until potato mixture is done. Top pancakes with sour cream, green onions, and more shredded gouda, if desired.

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  1. Bella B says:

    These look so flavourful! YUM!

  2. That is so sooo yum!!! That video is simply great!!!

  3. Kiara says:

    Smoked Gouda is the bomb!!

  4. Loving the video, Steph!!! And your hair is still as blue as ever!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      it’s faded out a lot now – this was filmed before savuer believe it or not!

  5. I like how James Bond-esque the music is in the beginning :)

    1. Stephanie Le says:


  6. These are SO COOL!! Really love that flavour!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      isn’t smoked gouda the best? :)

  7. cynthia says:

    YES to stalking the appetizers, these amazing amazing pancakes, and that INCREDIBLE video!!! OMG Steph, too awesome (your dreamy kitchen! your CALLIGRAPHY! your killer hair!) There is too much to love about all of this. And I need to make these pancakes ASAP — B2 is so in love with smoked Gouda and potatoes both. And so am I!!! you just made our dream appetizer <3

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      heehee not my kitchen but thank you!!!

      that b2 has good taste! smoked gouda and you :)

  8. Eileen says:

    These sounds amazing! It’s such a good idea to amp up the classic potato pancake flavor with smoked cheese. Yay!

  9. Haha! Yes. Definitely guilty of stalking the waitstaff. That and inappropriately clearing off their trays under the guise of having a lot of friends who aren’t able to get their own delicious tiny bite-sized treats.

  10. Alicia says:

    Omg, this looks amazing.

  11. Smoked gouda is life, and crispy potatoes? Yaaaaasss girl

  12. Meg says:


  13. SO excited about these smoky cheesy latkes! Can I call them latkes? Because the Jew in me just automatically did and it makes me so excited. LOL. And the video! Everything. Love.

  14. Bre says:

    I just made these for dinner tonight. They are so decadent!! <3

  15. micksterct says:

    Between cheese, potato and smokiness, what wins ? They all do . Love the twist .


  16. Lade' says:

    Epic video! Definitely inspired to make some right now.

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