Rosemary Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream and Sauerkraut

by Michelle on September 14, 2010 · 16 comments

in Dairy Free,Healthy Dinner,Healthy Lunch,Meal,Recipes,Season,Spring

Today I have a really tasty recipe for you. These potato pancakes are flavoured with rosemary and are served with good-for-you fermented foods sauerkraut and sour cream. This recipe was inspired by Naturopath Helen Padarin. Helen advocates eating fermented veggies for good health. She even wrote a guest post here at, all about fermented foods and how you can make your own, (so make sure to have a good read of her post)! To find out more about Helen and the work she does visit her website Nourish-ed and the Nourish-ed Facebook Page.

I hope you enjoy my recipe and get inspired to make some fermented veggies!


Rosemary Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream and Sauerkraut

Serves: 3 (3 pancakes each)


  • 3 potatoes (I used Nicola potatoes), washed and grated
  • a spring of fresh rosemary, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • flour (almond, buckwheat, spelt and wholemeal flour work well)
  • coconut oil, to cook with

to serve: sauerkraut and sour cream

How to:

  1. Wash your potatoes to remove any excess dirt. Peel and then grate the potato into shreds. Squeeze the potatoes over a sink to remove excess water. Place the shredded and dried potatoes in a bowl and stir in the rosemary, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in the beaten whole egg.
  3. Add enough flour so you can form pancakes with the potatoes (I used around ~3 tablespoons- it all depends on how much moisture is in the potatoes, the more moisture you need, the more flour you will need).
  4. Heat the oil in the pan. Form flat pancakes and cook in the oil till crispy and cooked inside (test just by trying one- if the potato tastes cooked in the middle- it’s done!).
  5. Serve with sauerkraut and sour cream.

Submitted to Monday Mania, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Pennywise Platter, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop


Health Food Lover is Michelle Robson-Garth. Michelle is a degree-qualified Naturopath (BHSc) and Massage Therapist. She is also a passionate writer, recipe-creator and all-round foodie from Melbourne, Australia. © Copyright: 2009-2012 Michelle Robson-Garth. Please ask permission first when using any text or images on Read the disclaimer here. Have a look at the recipe index for more health food lovin’ recipes. Join the Facebook page & follow Health Food Lover on twitter.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

healy September 14, 2010 at 2:58 am

your recipe sounds very delicious! I’m sure it must be even nicer than the ‘real thing” with such healthy ingredients!


Miz Helen September 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Just stopping by from Amy’s Blog. Your recipe looks great!


Michelle September 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Thanks for visiting Miz Helen!


Dan September 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm

This looks like a great take on latkes/potato pancakes. I’m interested in seeing how the almond and buckwheat work in terms of taste and holding the works together. I only see a positive outcome in such an adventure.


Christy September 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I have never made potato pancakes without using mashed potatoes – I think my family would prefer them this way! thanks for linking up to the hearth’nsoul blog hop!


alex@amoderatelife September 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Hi ‘Chelle! So nice to see you! Miss you girl! I am laughing because right at this very moment, I am eating some home made sauerkraut and just bought a big bag of local organic taters! Gonna definitely try this and thanks for linking to the hearth n soul hop. Been wicked busy, but starting to settle in. You must be warming up some huh? Summer right around the corner for you and hopefully school holiday! BIG HUGS! Alex@amoderatelife


Butterpoweredbike September 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

Michelle! So glad you could stop by Hearth and Soul. Now this is my kind of pancake. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but you can tempt me with potatoes and kraut any day!


Ammie @ September 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I happened upon your blog, quite by accident when I was searching the wordpress forums for help to find out how to upload my own header for my blog. I saw your little logo and went to check out your site and NOW I CAN’T LEAVE! I love your site! And those potato pancakes are kind of making my mouth water! Great job on the blog! It looks like you figured things out, huh?


girlichef September 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Hey Michelle! I really like the sound of your potato pancakes…rosemary and potatoes has always been a favorite combo of mine, so I can almost taste these! And with sauerkraut…call it a meal ;) Delish and thanks for sharin’ it w/ hearth’nsoul this week!


Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama September 18, 2010 at 1:01 am

I really must try this. I have a hard time getting my husband to eat fermented foods, but I think he would like the flavor of these with sauerkraut.


Aubree Cherie September 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Hey Michelle,

These looks scrumptious! I’ve added them to My Favorite Recipes from Last Week post. Thanks!

~Aubree Cherie


Michelle September 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Wow thanks Aubree!


Matilda September 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I’ve always wanted to make potato pancakes, thanks for sharing!


Michelle September 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Thanks for stopping by Matilda!


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