January 25th, 2018
Recipe By: Ann Vallely
Vegan Cheesy Potato Pancakes
( serves: 6-8 Potato Pancakes )
Prep Time: 1.5 Hours
Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes


For Potato Cakes:

- 4 medium red potatoes, with skin

- 1/4 cup Daiya shredded cheddar cheese

- 1/4 cup Daiya monterey jack cheese (shredded by hand)

- 3 tablespoons Follow Your Heart parmesan cheese

- 1 green onion, chopped

- 1/2 teaspoon minced cilantro

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For Breading:

- 2/3 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs

- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill

- 1 Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg

- 1 cup plain/unsweetened soy or almond milk

- 2-3 cups vegetable oil

For Herbed Ranch Salsa:

- 1/2 cup Follow Your Heart sour cream

- 1/4 cup seeded and diced tomato (about 1/2 tomato)

- 2 tablespoons minced onion

- 1 tablespoon white vinegar

- 1 teaspoon fresh minced cilantro

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

- Pinch dried dill


For Potato Cakes:

- In a covered saucepan, bring potatoes to a boil then simmer until done cooking (about 20-25 minutes), then drain.

- In a bowl, mash the potatoes (with skins) leaving small chunks of potato. Add the vegan cheeses, green onion, cilantro and seasonings for the potatocakes and mix well.

- Combine breadcrumbs with flour and 1/2 teaspoon dill.

- In a separate bowl, combine the vegan egg and milk. Shape potato mixture into patties using about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture for each patty.

- Place each potato patty into the breading mix, then vegan egg and milk, and back into the breading. Be sure each patty is covered with breading mix.

- Put the completed patties on a plate and cover. Refrigrate for about 1 hour.

- Heat the oil in skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the potato patties and fry for 2-4 minutes or until lightly brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with ranch salsa.

For Herbed Ranch Salsa:

- Combine all of the ingredients for the salsa in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.