Friday, September 16, 2011

Images from Ohio's Amish settlement with a homemade old order Mennonite potato pancake recipe from our very own Jean!

Images from Ohio sent to me from reader  Mary Brandenburg. Thank you Mary for these great pictures from your trip to Holmes county. If anyone has any pictures from their trips to an Amish settlement please feel free to send those and i will try and post them on Amish Stories.  Richard

                 Jeans homemade potato pancake recipe.

Jean says: She has two ways to make potato pancakes. One is the fast way. The fast way is when making mashed potatoes for dinner-she makes extras for pancakes the next day.

Fast potato pancakes-Mashed potatoes (6 potatoes)
1 egg
3 tablespoons flour
salt to taste
1/3 cup onion (if desired)
1/4 cup butter (for fry pan or skillet)

Put all ingredients together except butter in bowl and mix (I use my hands). Shape into patties. Place in 1/4 cup hot buttered or greased fry pan or skillet. Cook over medium heat, turning once until golden brown.

Jean's from scratch making potato pancakes.

2 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium) boiled, and shredded
1 egg
1/3 cup finely chopped onion (if desired)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup margarine or butter

Beat egg in small mixer bowl until thick and yellow colored. Mix in potatoes, onion, flour and salt. Heat margarine in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until melted. Shape potatoes mixture into 8 pancakes: place in skillet. Cook over medium heat, turning once, until golden brown.

Richard from Amish Stories.

Watch for new recipe's from Jean for Next Tuesday and Wednesdays post!


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard